Cubs keep Hamels

The Cubs have picked up Cole Hamels $20 million dollar option. Hamels had a 2.36 ERA in his 76.1 innings pitched in Chicago.

Hamels will be 35-years-old be the beginning of next season. The Cubs now have Jon Lester, Yu Darvish, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery and Cole Hamels as potential starting pitchers next season.