Digesting the Cole Hamels deal 

July, 25, 2012
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Cole HamelsAP Photo/Frank Franklin IIIt took a ton of cash, but the Phillies kept left-hander Cole Hamels.
With the trade deadline less than a week away, there was a flurry of activity overnight.

Decision: The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a six-year deal for more than $140 million with Cole Hamels, the second-largest deal in MLB history for any pitcher.