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07-18-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Amateur Hour View Post
Being a lefty ups the value more than just a little. Again, the comparable for Hamels' contract should be closer to C.C. Sabathia than Matt Cain. That's what it will likely be on the open market. Hell, when comparing their career stats, you could make the argument that Hamels should get more (on average) than Sabathia did from the Yankees. Given Cole's age, he should certainly get a contract that exceeds what Cliff Lee got from the Phillies.

6 years for $145-150M is more like it.
Why isn't Matt Cain a good comparable? Just because he is a righty?

Cain: 27 years old, 3.28 career ERA, 1.17 career WHIP
Hamels: 28 years old, 3.36 career ERA, 1.14 career WHIP

I'm not sure I agree with the premise that just because he's a lefty he should be getting 20 million more total.

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