For Cole Hamels, remaining a Phillie was about recognizing a passionate fans base and remaining loyal to the organization that drafted him a decade ago.

The newly minted $144 million man said money was never the issue.

"You'd play for free?" quipped Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who was sitting next to Hamels during Wednesday's press conference announcing the six-year contract extension. "Now all of a sudden I'm very uncomfortable."