Hamels Agrees to 6-Year, $144 Million Deal
Cole Hamels isn’t going anywhere.
A source confirmed Wednesday morning the Phillies and Hamels have agreed to a six-year, $144 million contract.
Just a couple weeks ago it seemed like Hamels would be traded before Tuesday’s Trade Deadline because the Phillies could not afford to keep him through the season then lose him in free agency. But contract situations and negotiations in baseball turn quickly, and the Phillies made a big push in the past week to make something happen.
They knew they needed to make Hamels an offer he could not refuse, or he would take free agency.
That is exactly what this offer is.