(GM) General Musings: Cole Hamels to the Yankees?

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Yankees Rumors: Cole Hamels would accept a trade to New York

Cole Hamels has said that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Yankees

ML: this would be a score.

KT: Very interesting. I’d trade anyone in your farm to get Hamels but only if I was in a position where I felt my team was actually competing for something. I’m not sure where I’d put the Yankees even with Hamels. The last few World Series winners and runner-ups have built from within and formed a core group of players before adding on to that. Sounds familiar right? The Yankees built the model and then went overboard and signed too many franchise killing free agent signings.

ML: Couldn’t agree with you more. Think of the core 5… Jeter, Williams, Pettitte, Posada, Mariano ….. but still, Cole would be a huge addition.

KT: Did some research of contracts of at least $15 million annually:

2 more years of Texeira (until age 36)
3 more years of A-Rod (until age 41)
3 more years of CC (until age 36)
2 more years of Beltran (until age 39)
7 more years of Ellsbury (until age 37)
5 more years McCann (until age 35)
Combined WAR from last year: 5.8 (I took A-Rod’s WAR from 2013)

KT: Cole Hamels had a WAR of 6.6 at age 30. CC at age 30 had a WAR of 7.5. It’s hard to compare the 2 though because CC is a fat ass who doesn’t take care of himself.

KT: Let’s say you have 3-4 more years of a prime Cole Hamels. Do you sacrifice your future for 3-4 years of Hamels with these contracts still on the books?

ML: I guess it is easier to just throw away money when you have access to unlimited amounts…. I’m ok with the McCann numbers, everyone else is ridiculous. McCann is the best run saving catcher as far as pitch framing is concerned over the last 3 or 4 years. It is hard to imagine Ellsbury being productive for 7 more years, but they aren’t throw away years like the rest of the A-Roid, Tex, CC, and Beltran deals are.

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