Cole Hamels hopes to stay with Phillies

Updated: February 20, 2012, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cole Hamels sounds like a guy who expects to finish his career in red pinstripes.

All that remains is for Hamels' agent, John Boggs, and the Philadelphia Phillies to agree on a long-term contract.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Hamels expressed his fondness for the city, the organization and the fans. The 2008 World Series MVP avoided arbitration by signing a $15 million, one-year contract. He can become a free agent in November, but made it clear he'd rather ...

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