Hamels could be a free agent following the 2018 season, unless the Rangers exercise a $20 million club option for 2019. Hamels, who will be 34 next season, has said he would never close the door on a reunion with the Phillies. Hamels loves the organization. He still lives in the area. Maybe the Phillies find themselves in need of a veteran starter in a year or two and sign him to a short-term deal. But so much can happen between now and the time Hamels ultimately becomes a free agent. He will need to stay healthy and productive, and the Phillies will need an opening in the rotation. Who knows how their rotation will look following next season?