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    Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/81...year-140m-deal

    The Phils have a whole bunch of money tied up between Hamels, Howard, Utley and Halladay. Second richest contract for a pitcher in history (Sabathia).

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Wow.

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Wow - big contract. I wonder if this will make Cliff Lee more available. The Brewers, Cubs, D-Rays, and others are happy... as taking Hamels off the market has to help the trade value of Greinke, Garza, Shields, etc..

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Glad to see it. Rather have Hamels off the market in Philly than on the market going to some other team, especially if that wound up being an NL team.

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Glad he didn't end up in St. Louis next year.

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    Yowza. Let's hope Stephenson, Corcino, et al. develop, cuz the Reds ain't gonna keep all (or any?) of this current staff much beyond the current window!
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    Maybe keeping Chapman in the pen now is a conscious choice to hold down his future contract as a starter?
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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    I remember when there was legitimate concern that Hamels wouldn't survive to arbitration with his arm intact.
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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Yowza. Let's hope Stephenson, Corcino, et al. develop, cuz the Reds ain't gonna keep all (or any?) of this current staff much beyond the current window!
    Absolutely, with the kind of money being tossed around in FA the Pensacola arms and Stephenson/Travieso are going to be critical in the 2015-2016 timeframe. Going to be tough if not impossible to extend Cueto beyond 2015 barring a massive new TV contract.

    Reds may have to make a couple of savvy extensions in the offseason to buy out a couple of FA years from Bailey, Latos and Leake in exchange for guaranteed money through all the arb years. The Cueto signing was absolute genius in keeping him through 2015. Hopefully they'll pick the right 1-2 guys to extend out into 2016-2017. Maybe they can get Latos at a bit of a discount.

    Poor roster mgmt will make Leake a FA after the 2015 season instead of 2016. That shouldn't have ever happened.

    The good news is the Reds have time, but it is a little scary looking out past 2015 at this point.

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Quote Originally Posted by oregonred View Post
    Poor roster mgmt will make Leake a FA after the 2015 season instead of 2016. That shouldn't have ever happened.
    What do you believe the Reds did wrong in regards to Leake?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Out for Opening Day

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...ning-day-start

    Seems rather ominous to me that we're 6+ weeks out from Opening Day and he's already ruled himself out being "8-10 days behind" and having some "discomfort".

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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    I am responsible for Mr. Hamel's current woes. I drafted him in the early rounds of my fantasy league draft last year and he proceeded to look like Eric Milton instead of Steve Carlton.
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    Re: Cole Hamels signs 6 year, 140 million extension with Phillies

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Out for Opening Day

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...ning-day-start

    Seems rather ominous to me that we're 6+ weeks out from Opening Day and he's already ruled himself out being "8-10 days behind" and having some "discomfort".
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