Phillies Sign Hamels

"MLB preparing big changes MSNBC - 33 minutes ago Cincinnati, Ohio -- Upon being
alerted of Cole Hamels being promoted to the big leagues, MLB Commissioner Bud
Selig announced that the universal symbol for a strikeout will be changed from a
'K' to a 'C'. " -Cole Hamels Facts

The man known by his teammates as "Hollywood" will be star of the Philadelphia Phillies for at least the next 3 years. Colbert Michael Hamels signed a contract taking him through "again, again and again." The contract is a 3 year, $20.5 million deal including incentives and bonuses.

Somebody call the police, because this is a steal. The Phillies got Hamels extremely cheap. Adam Thomas Eaton, who may not even make the team out of Spring Training is making more money than Colbert in 2008. While they avoid arbitration with Cole, Hamels could be due for a big pay day when he reaches free agency.

In 2008, Hamels pitched 227.1 innings, a career high, good for third in MLB. He was 5th in the NL in ERA (3.09). He had a WHIP of 1.08, and struck out 196 batters. In the postseason, Hamels was 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA.

"Cole Hamels will win one Cy Young... and 11 Cole Hamels." -Cole Hamels



Definite fiscal responsibility! Perhaps the Yankees could learn a lesson. Great to have Hamels in tow and ready to go!

Amanda said...

Yeah, Cole was pretty upset last season when he didn't get the big bucks.. maybe he learned from that, because for Cole, he settled for a lot less than what he could get. I think if this went to arb. he would of got more for 09.

louise said...

After a slow start, the Phillies are starting to turn it on. They’ve always been my favourite teams in MLB. Just read about them here:

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