CHMM: The Phillies are Prepared to Offer Cole Hamels NOT NEARLY ENOUGH MONEY!

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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies are planning to offer “at least $120 million” to Cole Hamels. In other words, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH (!!!): [CBS Sports]

An offer of $120 million over five years, which was the very deal Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies, was said by one person with Phillies ties to be their logical offer, though two management people on other teams said they believed they may have to go to something closer to Johan Santana's $137.5-million, six-year deal, or even more, to have a realistic chance at a quick deal. 


The Cole Hamels Millions Meter, of course, is set significantly higher, at $149 million. Heyman notes that, since the spring, his sources have predicted Hamels could get upwards of $150 million, or more.  

The high-end of the Phillies offer range (six years, $137.5 million) would probably be enough to keep Cole in Philly. I get the sense that he really wants to stay here and a hometown discount would come in around $10 million. But at the low end – five years, $120 million – Hamels would probably tell the Phils whateverrrr or to talk to the hand, or something similarly Cole Hamels-weird.

Five years, $120 million certainly isn’t a token, Jayson Werth offer. It’s how much Lee got. But this is a year and a half later. The market is different. Cole Hamels is left-handed. 28. Homegrown. A World Series MVP. Lover of children. Again and again and again guy. Fuck, I just threw up. 

Offensively low offer report. +5 million. CHMM: $154 million.

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  • JD July 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Trade him for Olt and 1 or two other prospects from the Rangers as a ‘rental’, sign him back in the off-season. Possible?
    I mean this season is fubar’d anyway.

  • Eklund July 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    JD, I just was in the sauna with my sources… hearing that it could be possible althought unlikely since the phillies need players too (e13)

  • RF July 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    No worries…Heyman is never right when it comes to the Phillies rumor mill.

  • The Tall Goofy Avalon A Lister July 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Rube doesn’t have the balls to sign him, especially with Ed wade in his ear.

  • 3 Finger Lenny July 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Rube is a Jew

  • bill July 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    look at all those rings Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz won! WE MUST KEEP ALL THIS PITCHING!!! Cards won last year without their ace hurt all year (Wainright > Carpender)
    No way in hell we resign Hamels without removing Lee’s contract off the books. It’d be idiotic.

  • bill July 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    we won with Brett Myers as our #2, Jamie Moyer as our #3, and a 3+ ERA Coal Hamels. Pitching doesn’t win when your lineup sucks ass.

  • KMC285 July 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Re-sign him. If this rumor is true that’s laughably small. You can’t offer Hamels Lee’s deal when he’s younger and has had the better career so far. Trade Rollins & Victorino.

  • Must not get it July 17, 2012 at 12:58 am

    What was outstanding about that video, the shitty song or the use of still photographs coupled with the shitty song?

  • Adam B July 17, 2012 at 6:43 am

    KMC…Cliff Lee, Cy Young Winner and 20 game winner..Cole Hamels has not accomplished either of those feats. There for he has not had a better career.

  • Carmen DeFelice July 17, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I think Phillies should trade Hamels to LA Angels for MIke Trout.

  • Harry July 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Adam B –
    World Series MVP > CY Young

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