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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Considering Cubs’ budget crunch, was picking up Cole Hamels’ option the right move?

Did the Cubs make the right call in picking up Cole Hamels’ $20 million option?

That question was a no-brainer in the first few days of November — an easy call to pencil Hamels into the Cubs rotation for 2019 even if it meant trading away Drew Smyly and his $7 million contract to the Texas Rangers.

But here on Jan. 8, it’s at least a fair question and the answer isn’t so automatic, as we discussed on Hot Stove Tuesday.

Sincere question: Does Betteridge’s Law still apply in situations where the headline seems designed to get you to say no?

QLE Posted: January 09, 2019 at 08:15 AM | 14 comment(s)
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