Discussions Pick Up For Hamels, Phillies

The Phillies and the agent for Cole Hamels have recently picked up the pace of discussions regarding a possible extension for the left-hander, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports. The discussions indicate that the Phillies intend to make a major push to sign Hamels to a long-term contract before the July 31st trade deadline.

The Phillies are now willing to offer Hamels a six-year deal — a first for any starter in Phillies history — Stark writes. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirms that the Phililes are willing to offer six years. The Phillies are sending signals that they're planning to make an initial six-year offer for $130MM or so, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported yesterday. John Boggs, who represents Hamels, will weigh Philadelphia’s offers against the possibility of a lucrative multiyear contract in free agency a few months from now.

Teams that have spoken to the Phillies say the club has put trade talks involving Hamels on hold, according to Stark. Those teams say they’ve been more interested in discussing deals involving other players. However, the Phillies have prepared for the possibility of trading Hamels by scouting the prospects of rival teams.


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16 Comments on "Discussions Pick Up For Hamels, Phillies"


nm344
3 years 9 days ago

Looks like Hamels is going to get his 6 years. Money was never a question, Phillies will just print more of it.

3 years 9 days ago

I want to see him traded

leachim2
3 years 9 days ago

The phillies need to fire RAJ and bring In a gm that knows how to rebuild a team.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 days ago

Why? They don’t really need a rebuild. His drafts have produced at least four quality prospects in my opinion. Those prospects being: Jesse Biddle, Larry Greene Jr, Roman Quinn, and Mitchell Walding.

I’m not the biggest Ruben Amaro Jr. fan but I don’t think it’s fair to say he can’t rebuild a team. If anything, he was one of the contributors to the original rebuilding under Ed Wade.

The contract’s he’s given out have been horrible and will hamstring the team, no doubt, but as the money for Roy Halladay, Chase Utley, Placido Polanco, etc comes off, we’ll have a better chance at acquiring talent to fill those holes.

Fred 'face' Reichwein
3 years 9 days ago

Because building a team around a 27 year old world series MVP isnt a good building block right??

3 years 9 days ago

Yes, Hammels is a great pitcher and you should keep him if possible but, Amaro has ruined the farm system, the roster is old, brittle and highly overpaid and there will be a day when the Phillies aren’t even competitive. Do you just keep spending ? There has to be a plan in place for the long term future of the team!!

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 days ago

“Hamels.”

Seriously…? It’s right at the top of the page.

dylanp5030
3 years 9 days ago

Surprised it’s not on here yet, but Jim Salisbury just reported that the Phillies are set to offer Cole Hamels 6 years 144 million.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 days ago

If that doesn’t get it done then he doesn’t really want to be here. The most money the franchise has ever given a player if he signs. If it’s all about respect and loyalty, I don’t know what would be more loyal.

dylanp5030
3 years 9 days ago

This^

Gothapotamus
3 years 9 days ago

so you’re telling me those “aces trees” i bought are worthless???

3 years 9 days ago

It’s gonna be tough to match what Homer just did (and hopefully actually works out).

Gothapotamus
3 years 9 days ago

I think RAJ makes deals at the deadline every year for fun to steal the front page away from Eagles training camp.

Homer is trying to out-RAJ RAJ. No way Nashville matches.

Gothapotamus
3 years 9 days ago

I felt the perception of the Braves having a strong staff entering the season was quite overblown. Beachy, Jurrjens and Hanson all missed time last year with injuries. Yet, they were all going to be healthy this year and win 15+ games each.

nm344
3 years 9 days ago

Delgado Minor and Teheran – the new Braves dynasty! lol.

dylanp5030
3 years 9 days ago

Except that “aces tree” only produced Tom Glavin. Maddux was drafted and developed by Cubs and John Smoltz was drafted by the Tigers.