According to mlbrumors, a Bourjos and Hamels trade is starting to come to fruition . I wonder if a Santana/Bourjos package maybe a possibility
Jon Morosi ‏@jonmorosiWith Victorino headed for free agency, Bourjos likely would intrigue the #Phillies in any Hamels talks.
Looks to me like Morosi's merely speculating.
< They will have the money >
I don't think they do. They already have around $93 million committed, not counting arbitration raises for Callaspo, Williams, Morales, and Bobby Wilson. They also need to replace Hawkins, Isringhausen, and Takahashi.
< I figure the Angels would offer Hamels the $12-13M it would take to get a supplemental first round draft pick but is 3 months of Hamels and that pick worth 4 years and 3 months of Bourjos?>
Under the new CBA, any team acquiring a player mid season via trade won't be eligible for draft pick compensation if that player leaves via free agency the following winter.
IMO low cost options like Kevin Millwood (don't laugh he pitched well vs the Rangers this season) or J. Guthrie are more realistic targets for Dipoto
"6yr/$114 might be our maximum."
He'll get way more then that from the Dodgers. Those guys just spent $42M on a prospect that many scouts thought had 3rd round talent. Magic and co. are itching to make a huge splash next year. Also, I just don't see us signing Hamels in the off-season simply because his deal would dwarf what we're paying Weaver and Wilson.
It what world does Philly trade Cole Hamels for Bourjos?