Cole Hamels to the Phillies. Obviously it makes sense long term. Hamels has the 15th best WAR among pitchers since 2010. It doesn't sound that impressive, but there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball. He would be an ace on half of them, and thus a 28-year-old free-agent-to-be deserves to get paid. More money than any NL pitcher in history. For fantasy purposes this isn't good. Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence probably won't be on the team in a week and the Phillies will continue to provide lower than expected run support for their pitchers. Also, Hamels doesn't have that mental pressure to pull a Sabathia and get every cent that he deserves in the final rehearsel before winter meetings. Anyway here are some links to discuss the issue...
Hanley a Steal for Dodgers
Hamels Paid Like an Ace
Desperately need a free agent 2B but there's almost no one out there. You like Schumaker? Valdespin or Tejada on the Mets? Weeks from OAK who has been terrible? Anyone else? Thoughts?
@CollegeWolf Valdespin is the hottest so I'd ride him out until the next guy comes around...why the sudden desperation?