Hate to say it, Mets fans, but get used to Cole Hamels in red and white.
According to Alden Gonzalez, the Phillies have inked Hamels to a three-year deal worth roughly $20.5 million. This deal takes him through his arbitration-eligible years, and runs right up to the beginning of when he can hit the free agent market.
Strangely, Hamels is only 1-3 against the Mets in six career starts. So maybe this is a good day for Mets fans!
He is undeniably one of the best young pitchers in the game, being only 25 years old and already notching up 38 wins. Last season, Hamels put up a 145 ERA+ (with 100 being average for the league), which is 45 percent better than the league average. In his career, he's posted a 1.136 WHIP. Not too shabby.