Found July 05, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
Cole Hamels trade rumors are just getting started, with the Philadelphia Phillies considering a trade of their ace pitcher. A recent rumor leaked the interest of the Detroit Tigers who would trade their best possible prospect Nick Castellanos. The Phillies could use a young third baseman and Castellanos is one of the elite prospects at the corner position. If the Tigers decided that they were going all-in for a World Series this year, trading Castellanos in a package of players for Hamels might make a lot of sense. A trade like that, which would pair Hamels with Justin Verlander, could make the Tigers a favorite in the American League. The Phillies have already started making calls to he Texas Rangers who are already interested in acquiring him. If Hamels officially hits the trade market, it is a safe bet that there will be a whole host of franchises that would want a chance to grab him. The problem is that some of those teams would want him to sign a contract extension, which may n...

Phillies Nation TV 18: Hamels Rumors, Phils Slide

On the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, there was plenty to discuss. Corey and I jump right into our thoughts on the Cole Hamels situation and if he will be dealt. We look back at a dismal go for the Phillies over the weekend and the trades that were made; Jim Thome to Baltimore and Chad Qualls to the Yankees. There are great reader comments and questions we answer pertaining...

Given Their Recent Past, Phils Must Retain Hamels

Signing Cole Hamels should be the number priority of the Phillies, starting today. (AP) Yesterday, Corey Seidman outlined for you why it would behoove the Phillies to trade Cole Hamels before the upcoming July 31st trade deadline. Today, I’m here to tell you why, instead of trading Hamels, the Phillies must do whatever it takes to retain him. Over the last decade, the...

Should Philadelphia Phillies Trade Pitcher Cole Hamels?

The Philadelphia Phillies wouldn’t dare trade the best lefty pitcher they have, would they? You’ve all heard the rumor that Hamels could be on his way out of Philly and that we’ve already started fielding offers, right? Hamels will be a free agent at the end of the season and he’ll be poised to make [...]

To trade Cole Hamels or not?

The Phillies may have picked up a big win keyed by a late-inning scoring outburst against the New York Mets, but the five-time reigning NL East champions remain 14 games back in the loss column against the Washington Nationals with a record of 36-46. That record also keeps the Phillies eight games out (nine games back in the loss column) of either of the two National League wild...

Amid Trade Rumors, Cole Hamels Takes on R.A. Dickey as Phillies, Mets Close Series

Since Cole Hamels last took the mound and was a hard-luck loser to Mark Buehrle and the Miami Marlins, the Phillies have one just once, and trade rumors have swirled around the 28 year-old lefthander.   In 2012 Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and will be representing the Phillies in the National League for the annual All-Star game on Tuesday in Kansas City.  This will...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 84

Clearly, one deep-in-the-game arm is Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies.  How does Miami compare after their ace has worked?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the...

Gameday: Phillies (37-46) at Mets (44-38)

Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38) Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey  (12-1, 2.15) Time: 7:10, Citi Field TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 92 Media: Twitter and Facebook Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately.  You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform.  All Cole can do is go out there and try to get...

Detroit Tigers Links: Might Nick Castellanos Eventually Help Cole Hamels Land in Detroit?

Here’s all the latest news and information regarding the Detroit Tigers for Tuesday, July 3. • Though this season has been tough on the Tigers, the Philadelphia Phillies are in worse shape. The team is 11 games back in the … Continue reading →

Halo Headlines: Haren placed on DL, Frieri finishes last in Final Vote, Hamels-Bourjos trade rumor

The July 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...

Aces set to battle as Mets look for series win over Phillies

The New York Mets will attempt to win their third series against the Phillies this season as R.A. Dickey squares off against Cole Hamels tonight at 7:10 p.m.  Both pitchers have been hot coming into this contest but it’s Dickey that was named National League pitcher of the month for June earlier this week. Photo by Michael G. Baron Dickey, 37, went 5-0 in six June starts, leading...

Despite Several Non-Denial Denials, Reports Say Ruben Amaro, Phillies Ready to Deal Soon

Yesterday Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro went on a media spree, appearing with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 the Fanatic, 94WIP with Glen Macnow and Dan Klecko, and meeting with reporters to try to calm the Cole Hamels trade rumor storm. "Mike, I'm doing great, but our team is terrible right now," Amaro opened his conversation with Missanelli.  He went on to say...

Papelbon Blows 5-4 Lead, Mets Walk it Off in Bizarre Fashion

A rubbermatch between Cole Hamels and R.A. Dickey sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Hamels and Dickey went head to head tonight in the first game of the season started by double-digit winners. Dickey has an excellent 2012 season so far up his sleeves with two one-hitters, and a miniscule ERA to match his 12-1 record.  He would prove to be no match for the Phillies. With Juan...
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