Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hamels signs 6 Year, $144 Deal

Phillies fans awoke to great news this morning. Cole Hamels has agreed to a six-year, $144 million contract.

On a pitching staff with three aces, Hamels has emerged as the most valuable of the three and the organization has rewarded him handsomely. The deal makes him the second highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball, behind a seven-year, $161 million deal CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees.

There will be a press conference at noon today to announce the deal.

Meanwhile, the team is in the middle of a three-game winning streak and has pulled off back-to-back late inning comebacks after previously being 0-42 when trailing after eight innings.

Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82) takes the hill this afternoon looking for the sweep against Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10).

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