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07-18-2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Amateur Hour View Post
A low-ball offer that banks on a "hometown discount" of epic proportions. Really disappointed in the Phillies if the report is true, and I hope Cole tells them to go **** themselves. What they're offering is Matt Cain money, and what Hamels deserves is closer to C.C. Sabathia money. As I've said before, he is likely going to get 7 years for at least $170 million on the open market.
I don't see how this is much of a lowball. Cain and Hamels have had very similar careers. Biggest difference is probably that Hamels holds a little more valuable because he's lefty.

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