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New York Yankees: Why They’re Overjoyed at Cole Hamels’ One-Year Deal

week, Cole Hamels avoided arbitration with the Philadelphia Phillies and agreed to a one-year, $15 million contract for the 2012 season.

Hamels' agent, John Boggs (no relation to Wade) remarked: "We're happy we've concluded the one-year portion of this...and at the appropriate time, I'm sure we'll have dialogue with the Phillies and continue talking about a multiyear deal."

On the surface, that sounds like an agent who knows that his client's first choice is to remain with the only team he has played for following the 2012 season.

But the Phillies cannot mistake his preference to stay in Philadelphia to mean that he will be willing to give them a "hometown discount"—because that simply is not in the cards. Said Boggs:


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