Digesting the Cole Hamels deal
July, 25, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
AP 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.