Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There Goes Plan A

From "Sources: Hamels to stay with Phillies" by Ken Rosenthal at FOXSports.com:
Cole Hamels will remain with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The left-hander is close to completing a six-year contract extension for more than $137.5 million, according to major-league sources.

The deal will be the second largest ever awarded to a starting pitcher, trailing only the seven-year, $161 free-agent contract that left-hander CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees on Dec. 11, 2008.

By signing the contract, Hamels will ensure that he will not be traded before non-waiver deadline Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, remaining with the team that made him the 17th overall pick in the 2002 draft.

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke, who pitched well Tuesday night in Philadelphia after an 11-day layoff, will now become the biggest prize on the trade market.

This is bleak news considering the Cubs want to gut our farm system for a two-month rental of Ryan Dempster. The Dodgers have finally run into money when everyone else wants prospects.

UPDATE: Official numbers are six years, $144 million.


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...


Steve Sax said...

i have nightmares of Colletti signing Aaron Rowand

Bryan said...


Franklin Stubbs said...

Eovaldi and the ubiquitous PTBNL to the Marlins for Ramirez.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Which means there's got to be a 2nd move coming, or a faith-healing of Ted Lilly.

karina said...

hate this with the fury of one thousand suns, at this point, ANYONE is an upgrade from Uribe and i don't think it's wise to give away MLB ready pitching talent.