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Phillies, Cole Hamels reach deal

Updated: July 27, 2012, 9:24 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels knew the moment he walked off the mound to a standing ovation after allowing five runs in his last start that he was staying with the Philadelphia Phillies.

"Words can't really describe the emotions that you get, and the way the fans were standing and cheering, that was ultimately the deciding point to be here," Hamels said.

He had $144 million other reasons to stay, too.

Hamels on Wednesday signed a six-year contract worth an average of $24 ...

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