Originally posted on NBC Philadelphia  |  Last updated 11/16/11
One of the absolute worst things about the baseball off season, other than the part where there is no baseball to watch, is that the imagination of the fans can run get the better of them thanks to there not being anything of substance occurring. Sure, we have a free agent signing here and a trade there, and  other things of a tangible nature, but sometimes, the stuff that isn't happening can drive us crazy, and can turn a calm and collected group of fans into a pack of frenzied piranhas, whose thirst can only be quenched by another tweet or blurb about their favorite player. That happened this week in Philadelphia, when a nasty little rumor started circulating about Cole Hamels, and whether or not he is long for the Phillies. It started when ESPN's Buster Olney penned a column that detailed the situation that the Phillies find themselves in regarding Hamels, and that they essentially have three options: Let him walk after the 2012 season as a free agent, sign him long term, or tr...
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