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Cole Hamels/Six years, $144 million

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That's a huge contract. I believe only Sabathia has ever been paid more in terms of pitchers contracts.


This is definitely overpaying the guy. If I'm a Phillies fan, I would've rather traded Hamels for a huge return than to give him this kind of a poison pill deal.

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That's a lot of money for a pitcher that has never won more than 15 games in a season.



The dreaded wins argument...

Overall stats, I wouldn't say he's worth anywhere near $144,000,000 over 6 years, though.


It is pretty hard to justify that type of contract, but the Phils probably felt they had to do something since teams like the Dodgers would likely match or exceed this kind of deal in free agency. It's pretty much the market dictating what they were going to sign him to I think.

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