Cole Hamels Rumors: Phillies "Actively Trying" to Secure Extension

ST. LOUIS - JULY 22: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 22 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Phillies defeated the Cardinals 2-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

UPDATE - Joel Sherman of The New York Post and Bob Nightengale of USA Today are each reporting that Hamels is still considering the Phillies most recent offer. Sherman hears the offer is in the six-year, $140 million range, while Nightengale is reporting six-years, $135 million:

10:00 AM EDT - The Philadelphia Phillies are still in active talks to extend left-hander Cole Hamels before next week's trade deadline, reports Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.

Eight days before the trade deadline, the Phillies continue to try to get a contract extension hammered out with Cole Hamels.

"They’re trying -- actively trying," a person with knowledge of the situation told CSNPhilly.com on Monday afternoon. "They’re making offers."

The Phillies reportedly made a six-year, $130 million offer to Hamels last week, but no real updates have emerged since the offer was made. Some have interpreted this silence to mean that the intensity of the closed door meetings is ramping up, and people within the Phillies camp are optimistic Hamels will re-sign.

"I think it happens," one plugged-in person said. "But you never know until they all agree."

Eligible for free agency at season's end, Hamels will likely be traded for young prospects if the Phillies cannot reach an agreement with the left-hander by next week. It is believed Hamels is looking for an average annual salary near $24 million, on par with teammate Cliff Lee's contract.

______________________________________________________________________

Will Cole Hamels end up staying with the Phillies?

______________________________________________________________________

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker