Hamels, 34, has a 5-9 record and a 4.72 ERA this season but has been much better on the road - away from hitter-friendly Texas - where he has a 2.93 ERA. Yahoo's Jeff Passan says Texas is sending a "significant amount" of money in the deal to cover Hamels' salary and that they will receive prospects in return.
In his last home start for Texas before the deadline, Hamels allowed seven runs on Monday night against Oakland. He is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 career postseason starts. He was the NL Championship Series and World Series MVP when Philadelphia won the title in 2008. "He's pitched some really big games against teams I've been involved with and he's done really well. He competes, and he knows what he's doing".
Hamels has made six starts at Wrigley, where he's 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA. The Cubs also received cash considerations from the Rangers. Which will nearly certainly be bought out given that the option would pay Hamels $20 million next year. Chatwood walked six batters in the Cubs' 7-6 walk-off victory over Arizona on Thursday, giving him 85 walks in 94 innings. Hamels will likely slide into the Cubs' rotation in place of either Tyler Chatwood or Mike Montgomery. In addition, both Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana, holdovers from the 2017 rotation that helped carry the Cubs to the NLCS, have regressed.
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It's worth noting that 16 of his 23 home runs allowed have come at home - that despite throwing almost the same amount of innings.
The Cubs apparently had seen enough.