ARLINGTON, TX — DFW hasn’t been this excited about a Cole coming to town since the Dollar and a Dream Tour, and for good reason. If any pitcher is ready for the spotlight, it’s Cole Hamels.
The lefty who boasts a 3.64 ERA and a no-hitter in his last start chose to come to Arlington over Houston, leaving the Astros feeling like they got robbed.
But the one who got away with the money is Hamels who’s guaranteed to make $22.5 million a season through 2018. But the Rangers don’t seem to mind the hefty price tag. They officially welcomed him on Twitter first thing Friday.
And while Cole’s transition from Philly cheesesteaks to Texas T-bones shouldn’t be hard, his transition from the National to the American League will start out with familiar faces when the Rangers take on the Giants at the ballpark Saturday.
So, head out and give our newest Texan a loud and proud welcome. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.