It is top free agent list day:
Fangraphs has Cole at 7/242. Bowden has him at 8/288.
Bowden mentions the Phillies as among the best fits for Bumgarner (4th, 4/84), Wheeler (6th, 4/74), Hamels (12th, 2/36), Keuchel (13th, 3/42), Gregorius (14th, 1/12.5), Will Harris (20th, 2/18), Pineda (21st, 1/8), Gibson (23rd, 2/18), Joe Smith (28th, 2/10), Rich Hill (31st, 1/8)
Not much rhyme or reason on the inclusion of some starters on that list from Bowden. Clearly he thinks we'll lose on the top two (Cole and Strasburg) and then get 2 to compensate. Bumgarner and Wheeler are two where clearly we could win by waiting out the big free agents and then being willing to pay $20 million for 4 years or so.