Phillies face tough call on Hamels

Updated: November 14, 2011, 2:18 PM ET
By Buster Olney

The Philadelphia Phillies have locked up Roy Halladay to a long-term deal, and Cliff Lee, and Ryan Howard, and now Jonathan Papelbon. But there doesn't appear to be any conversations between the Phillies and left-hander Cole Hamels, who turns 28 next month and will be eligible for free agency next fall.

So very soon, the Phillies will have to make a decision, among three possible outcomes: