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Cole Hamels trade needs to happen soon

Cole Hamels – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Philadelphia Phillies did not know that 2011 would be their final season as a “good” team. If you remember correctly, they won 102 games that year — easily the best record in the majors — but wound up losing in five games in the divisional series to the eventual World Series champs, the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s been all...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heyman: Swihart or Betts Should be 'Fair Game' in a Hamels Trade

The Red Sox' recent signing of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada has made it even more apparent that the franchise has overwhelming depth at the infield and outfield positions. Phillies' ace Cole Hamels, 31, has been linked to Boston as a possible trade destination throughout the entire offseason, as they seek...
Via Philliedelphia
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Player Profile #44: Cole Hamels | SP | PHI

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Hamels ranked 48th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 44 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). Seven straight seasons of 30-plus starts, five straight seasons of 200-plus IP, a career ERA of 3.27 with just one year over 3.06 in the...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels on the Phillies: "You can't count us out"

Cole Hamels talking 2day and sounds like he is backtracking fr comments in USA today bout wanting to go place and win — Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) February 21, 2015 Cole Hamels took his turn at the mic today and tried to find a balance between comments he made to...
Via Philliedelphia
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Why I Might Rather Trade for Cliff Lee

All winter, the focus on the Phillies has centered on Cole Hamels. He’s their best player, they’re an obvious seller, and the remainder of his contract is a bit of a discount relative to the current market price for frontline starting pitchers. Of course, those last two factors also mean that the Phillies asking price […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Hamels' desire for trade 'totally understandable'

Cole Hamels has expressed his openness to joining another MLB team, and the Philadelphia Phillies aren’t mad about it. Well, not too mad.   The lefthanded pitcher raised some eyebrows in a recent USA TODAY Sports article in which he told Bob Nightengale he just wants to win and doesn’t think that will happen in Philly. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. responded...
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Cole Hamels wants trade to team where he can win

Cole Hamels is not demanding a trade from the Phillies, but he would like them to send him to a contender. Hamels has been the subject of trade speculation all offseason but still remains with Philly. On Wednesday he spoke with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and expressed a desire to be dealt. “I just want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels wants the Phillies to trade him

It’s not a secret that the Philadelphia Phillies are in the beginning stages of what appears to be a long-term rebuilding plan. A rebuilding plan that it seems staff ace Cole Hamels does not want to be a part of. I just want to win. That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here.” Hamels told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale on Wednesday...
Via Sportsnaut
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Reports: Red Sox, Phillies have discussed Cole Hamels trade

If the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies never execute a trade involving Cole Hamels, it won’t be because the sides never explored the possibility.     The Red Sox and Phillies have at least discussed Hamels, according to multiple reports. It doesn’t sound like a deal is close, though, meaning Boston could begin the season with its current rotation. The Boston Globe’s...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Globe: Red Sox Made Offer for Cole Hamels

View image | Cole Hamels has been the center-point of this Phillies rebuild. While the team has no issues holding onto him, no one can deny that getting the right return for Cole would put this process into high gear. Though we still may be left with Howard, Utley...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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