This offseason, the Phillies would be wise to go after veteran lefty and fan favorite Cole Hamels.
In what’s expected to be a busy offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies, there’s multiple positions the club will need to make some major improvements on. One of them of course is with its starting pitching.
With that being said, there’s a hurler out there that fans would certainly love to see back in a Philly uniform: Cole Hamels. The veteran left-handed pitcher is a free agent and looking for a new club. Why not head back to the City of Brotherly Love?
The Phillies should no question sign Cole Hamels this offseason
Hamels spent more than eight seasons with Philly to start his career, making the All-Star team three times in that span. He was of course also on the 2008 Phillies team that won the World Series. No one will ever forget that club, as the city still celebrates that title with plenty of joy and passion.
Hamels has since suited up for the Rangers, Cubs and Braves. He was in Atlanta last season, making only one start in the shortened campaign. Hamels has plenty of experience and could really make an impact on his next club. Philly truly could be a great fit for him, and bringing him back to town would fire up Phillies supporters everywhere.
While he may not have his best stuff anymore, Hamels is most certainly capable of being a reliable arm every 4-5 games. In 2019, Hamels made 27 starts, going 7-7 and posting a 3.81 ERA. Philadelphia needs some help for the rotation, and adding someone with so much experience like Hamels would be a win-win for both sides.
We’ll see if the Phillies make a move, but if you ask us, it makes way to much sense.