Pat Gillick: “What’s Too Much for a No. 1 Starter?”
So the Texas Rangers finally pulled the trigger and made a move.
And the Phillies still have Cole Hamels.
Which when you factor in what the Nationals paid Max Scherzer, a seven-year, $210 million contract, Hamels is a bargain.
It has been reported that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. and the rest of the front office has been "unrealistic in their expectations" in regard to a return in a trade for Hamels.
When Phillies interim president Pat Gillick was asked Monday before the club's short-season single-A affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters, held its annual winter banquet he said: "I think it's ridiculous, what's too much for a No. 1 starter?"
Phillies pitchers and catchers report in one month to clearwater and its looking more and more likely that Hamels will be joining them.