Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/3/12
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 that "when a team's playing like we are playing and you have lots of talented All-Star players, there will be a lot of speculation". And of course, if the Phillies really are this terrible, Amaro told Missanelli that "there may be a point where we have to make tough decisions, but I'm not putting a date on it...it's very fluid". And while Amaro says that "Our goal is to keep Cole in our uniform", if there is no meeting of the minds and a contract signed then yes, the Phillies will have to make the tough - but necessary - decision to sign Cole Hamels.  Really, any denial hinted at by newspaper headlines written by peopl...
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