Cole Hamels is SUPPOSED to be one of the top free agents available at the end of this baseball season, but not if the San Diego Padres have anything to say about it. Upon Colbert Hamels' (Colbert!) birth, his mother, an employee of the Padres at the time, signed a LIFETIME contract for a robust $1 with the Padres then-head of marketing Andy Strasberg. Makes that $2M bonus Hamels got in the 2002 draft look a bit excessive.
Inflation is awesome.
If I were the Padres I'd have my lawyers filing a lawsuit immediately to have Hamels transferred to San Diego and for him to start living out that lifetime deal...
Cole Hamels Leads the Way
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/25/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 7-2. Phillies hold the series lead 2-1.
Cole Hamels had an impressive outing to improve his record to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA on the year.
He throws 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K baseball. He also had a 2 run single to help his cause.
Hunter Pence had his 2nd consecutive...
More and more during crowd shots at Phillies games, we see people staring at their smartphones. Usually TMac takes the opportunity to plug the MLB App, but it’s clear that people like to experience the Phillies both in-person and online. So today we bring you a few Apps that will enhance your game experience.Phillies Nation App (Android): Be a Phillies Nation reporter by sending...
They’re old. They’re broken down. They’re done.
The Philadelphia Phillies listened to the ridicule all month, as if their AARP cards are waiting in their mailbox, with retirement papers on the way.
“People keep talking about how old we are (30.8 average, second oldest in the major leagues) and how our window is about to close,” general manager Ruben Amaro says. “Maybe...
Jimmy Rollins' two-run double in the fourth inning helped the Phillies on their way to a 5-2 victory. It was Rollins' first hit in 13 at-bats. Photo: APShortly after learning that Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are moving closer to game action, the Phillies took to the field and dispatched of the Chicago Cubs in a clean 5-2 victory.After an aggravating game last night in which...
Roy Halladay and the aces of the Philadelphia Phillies are living up to their billing, but not all other hyped staffs are. The experts say pitching continues to be the dominant force, but are they relying on easy numbers? Is it worth watching a national baseball broadcast to hear surface-oriented information? Facts are like an iceberg: Most of it is below the visible line.
The San Diego Padres placed outfielder Jeremy Hermida on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left adductor and recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Tucson. The DL move is retroactive to April 27. Hermida, 28, is hitting .250 (6-for-24) in 13 games this season. Tekotte, a third-round pick in 2008, made his major-league debut last year and appeared in 11 games.
Matt Andriese leads The Storm to their 7th straight win with 7 shutout innings. The Missions eek out an 11 inning win over Frisco behind big performances from Nathan Freiman and Ali Solis. Tucson Padres DNPSan Antonio Missions 6, Frisco Rough Riders 5 Reymond Fuentes-CF: 2-5, Run scored, K Cody Decker-RF: 1-4, BB, 2b, run scored, 2 K’s Jeudy Valdez-SS: 2-6, 2b, RBI, Run scored...
San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Micah Owings has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right forearm, the team announced Thursday. The team called up right-hander Dale Thayer from Triple-A Tucson to take his place on the roster. The club also moved right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley to the 60-day disabled list after he underwent season-ending...
PHOENIX -- It was in many was the homestand from hell.
The Diamondbacks lost seven games and three players in the 10-game homestand that concluded with a 7-2 loss to dominant Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels on Wednesday afternoon. Hamels retired 18 straight batters after Willie Bloomquist opened the game with a double, and the D-backs could not overcome the Phillies' four...
It's no secret that the Padres have been awful this season. They have yet to win a series, the best they've done is tie with the Phillies. I do have to give them credit though, they have done a decent job at winning at least one game to avoid a sweep. Of the 6 series that we've played so far, only 1 has been a sweep. The other have been 2-1 losses (minus the tie). The...
Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay's two-run double off reliever Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning lifted the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
With the Padres trailing 1-0, Orlando Hudson drew a one-out walk and Cameron Maybin dropped down a bunt single against Clippard (1-2). Kotsay followed with a double to right-center to put San...
Yasmani Grandal hit a homer in his first plate appearance in three weeks to help set the tone for Tucson. Juan Oramas continues to struggle, digging a hole so deep even Nate Freiman can't climb out. Matt Jackson was dealing in Elsinore, while the TinCaps didn't give John much to watch.
Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in three runs, Joe Blanton threw 7 1-3 sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday night.
Jimmy Rollins, back in the leadoff spot for the first time this season, added a two-run double for the Phillies, the five-time defending NL East champions who are off to a 10-11 start.
Blanton (2-3) allowed two runs and eight...
Listed below is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:05pm start against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Blanton will be on the mound looking to improve upon his 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA:
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Placido Polanco
3. Hunter Pence
4. Jim Thome
5. Shane Victorino
6. Laynce Nix
7. Carlos Ruiz
8. Pete Orr
9. Joe Blanton
PEORIA, AZ: Travis Whitmore was taken in the thirty-fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Pitt by the San Diego Padres.
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