Listen, Cole Hamels has a World Series on his resume, so it’s not that I don’t think he can pitch. But, to be the second highest paid pitcher in MLB history? You have to love baseball salaries.
Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a six-year, $144 million contract extension that will be announced at a noon ET press conference today at Citizens Bank Park, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.
The person, unauthorized to speak publicly before the press conference, said the deal will also include a vesting option for a seventh year that could make the contract worth in excess of $160 million.