Latest On Cole Hamels

3:15pm: The sides aren't close to a deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets.

1:41pm: Negotiations between the Phillies and lefty Cole Hamels are heating up, in the opinion of Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.  Hamels' agent John Boggs is spending the week in the Clearwater area and has been talking to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.  Boggs finds a deal unlikely before he leaves, but he's not setting a deadline.

For Hamels' vague thoughts on his next contract from a few weeks ago, click here.  Hamels, Matt Cain, Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, and Brandon McCarthy are the best starters eligible for free agency after the 2012 season.


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32 Comments on "Latest On Cole Hamels"


ObamaDinoKiller
3 years 5 months ago

 GET IT DONE

YanksFanSince78
3 years 5 months ago

I’m glad the Yanks at least made efforts in securing their rotation long term with the addition of Pineda. I think there’s a good chance that most of those big names from the 2012/13 class end up being extended and never hit the market. After Hamels and Cain the market looks less impressive. If Greinke doesn’t seem as appealing to some of the major market teams because of his mental issues. McCarthy and Sanchez are very good but more like #2/#3 types. That can all change of course if either has a standout 2012 season.

johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

Agreed.. I am not so sure Hamels gets locked up, but am thinking the SFG will make a hard push on Cain because are worried LT that they will not be able to afford Lincecum and they have to have 1 of them for sure.

Sanchez i still think Loria will get around to signing, even a blind person realizes JJ is the walking wounded and Buerhle is a innings eater and Sanchez is the rock on that staff… Just can’t fathom beinfest allowing him to let the market dictate his worth,leaving the possibility of Nolasco being the #1 if JJ gets hurt again.

If both Cain and Hamels get signed, It’s possible Grienke and Sanchez both could get way out of synch contracts.. even as high as 5/75m types that Lackey received.

That would be a perfect situation for Boras/jackson also and maybe let him sneak back in as the 3rd best option and possibly let him get some type of respectable 3-4 year deal.

legaryd
3 years 5 months ago

This is one of the deepest free agent pitching classes in years man.  3 young durable starters with FIPs around 3 with good control and strikeout ability.  GM’s have probably been socking away their pennies for a couple years now waiting for this class to arrive.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 5 months ago

 Would be funny to see them all extended. I’d say two of those 4 get re-signed.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 5 months ago

My point was, would those players even make it to the market? Take away Cain and Hamels and the market place isn’t as amazing as it was 1 year ago. Still some good pitchers, but not the cavalcade of front of rotations guys we thought would hit the market.  

diddykong
3 years 5 months ago

Man…reading mlbtr to kill time while MLB the Show installs…takes forever!

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

Mine still hasn’t gotten here. #losingpatients.

OldStyle_NewCubs
3 years 5 months ago

#strugglingdoctor? 😉

$22264602
3 years 5 months ago

Lol you beat me to it!

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

It’s been a long day lol.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

At least you PS3 people have a decent game to play. I’m stuck with 2k as my only option

baseball52
3 years 5 months ago

In other words, we have no baseball game until EA comes back to it.

johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

Sure you do…

Drag out your Atari 520ST PC and play Micro league baseball.. Circa 1986…

baseball52
3 years 5 months ago

Mind=Blown

Guest
3 years 5 months ago

your a doctor?

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

That jokes been done.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 5 months ago

I have a damn XBOX and have to stick to 2K

slider32
3 years 5 months ago

I think teams are keeping their good young pitchers than a few year ago. I don’t see pitchers like Hamel, Cain, or Lincecum reaching free agency. I think the Rangers made a mistake with Wilson and he isn’t as good as these other guys. Hamels is the youngest of the three aces, Halliday is older and only has 1 year left on his contract. He gave the Phillies a gift with this last contract.

3 years 5 months ago

Can you ask your translator to type for you next time?

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

Maybe you should ask yours to read because his made perfect sense.

3 years 5 months ago

Read the first sentence.

JacksTigers
3 years 5 months ago

He forgot the word “going.” It wasn’t that bad.

nm344
3 years 5 months ago

Regarding Halladay, if by ‘1 year left’ you really mean ‘2 years plus an option year’, you’re right.

Guest
3 years 5 months ago

dang didnt see i was beat to it haha

KJ4realz
3 years 5 months ago

A deal will get done sooner than later. It ‘will’ be done before the regular season starts.

3 years 5 months ago

 It’s most likely already done, but they have to wait until the season starts for luxury tax reasons like the RedSox and Gonzalez last season.

3 years 5 months ago

Aside from Hamels, Matt Cain, Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez and Brandon McCarthy are the best starters eligible for free agency after 2012. Those four are a combined 213-217 career. Is baseball really this watered-down?

Phillibuster
3 years 5 months ago

Because W/L record is the best stat for determining the quality of a pitcher?

silverence
3 years 5 months ago

He’s not going anywhere. The Phils are going to have to be a little creative with his contract tho. In reality I would like to see a 7/140 deal. $20m a year for 35yo Cole in 2019 sounds fine to me.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 5 months ago

Nationals, 19 years at $457M with a 51% share of the organization.

silverence
3 years 5 months ago

Wait. Did this guy say he was going to the Nationals?