Tough decisions ahead for Amaro

Cole Hamels is signed, now comes the hard part for the Phillies' GM

Updated: July 25, 2012, 5:13 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels arrived for his big news conference looking like the quintessential franchise mainstay. His hair was neatly coiffed. He looked resplendent in his dark blue suit. And he passionately pledged his allegiance to the city of Philadelphia as his wife looked on with their two little boys.

"I wanted to give the Phillies every opportunity," Hamels said. "It's very hard to leave a place where you've had so many great memories and ...

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