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Agent: Weaver money won't do for Hamels

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08:10 AM ET 01.19 | Eighty-five million is a lot of money, but it doesn't sound as if it will be enough to keep Cole Hamels in Philadelphia. The 28-year-old lefty will be eligible for free agency at the end of the 2012 season and the big question is: Will he become the Phils' next $20-million-per-year talent, joining Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay in that stratosphere? ... While [Agent John Boggs] did not want to put a specific number on Hamels' value, he made it clear that he does not consider Jered Weaver's five-year, $85 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels to be a valid comparable for his client. Weaver, who is a year older than Hamels and has similar career numbers, signed the deal in August. It carries an AAV of $17 million.

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January 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET

If Jered had only known, the Angels had that much money.

As far as Cole, he seems like the type who's going to the highest bidder, who ever it is.

January 19, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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If Jered had only known, the Angels had that much money.As far as Cole, he seems like the type who's going to the highest bidder, who ever it is.

Same with Lincecum, I feel.

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January 19, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Good call on both accounts. Its interesting that Hamel's agent used Jared Weaver as an example though, because I see alot of similarities between the two.Bottom line is if Hamels wants +20 million I say let him walk

He's been better than Lincecum has the last two years and Timmy's asking for $21.5m in his second year of arbitration.

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January 19, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Ha! Ha! Ha!. Why don't you join Terrel Owens in that indoor football league.

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January 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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He's been better than Lincecum has the last two years and Timmy's asking for $21.5m in his second year of arbitration.

I like Hamels but no way he is better than Tim - he is more comparable to Cain and Jared

January 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET

It's funny how agents always say that the top players should set the market......until someone takes a contract that is perceived to be under market value.

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January 19, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Same with Lincecum, I feel.

The Freak has already made that known. He said a while back he wasn't going to sign an extention, and planned on arbitration the next couple of years until he goes free agent.

January 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

interesting..no hardware..not a twenty win season to date..yet 85 million won't do..classic.

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January 19, 2012  10:19 AM ET

When you're on a team like Philly that's spending the money and going after it big, it's only natural for Hammels to look at the guys on his own staff and compare his salary against his teammates' salaries. Any team would would love to have this guy but the comparison to Weaver is completely valid and it looks like he better adjust his thinking.

January 19, 2012  10:27 AM ET

are you serious? Hamel worth $ 20 mil. If he is, then i must be worth 1/2 that.

 
January 19, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Well Mr. Prayn Utleys, all good things must come to an end. You missed your chance last year.

Says the guy who has missed his chance at even having a chance the last two years.

With that payroll, the Red Sox are going to make the postseason one of these seasons, right? It'd be amazing if they could actually win their division instead of sneaking into the dance with the wild card.

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