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The end his here. If we the Phillies fans want to admit it or not, the chances of our beloved team getting into the playoffs would take a miracle. After 87 games the Phillies are 14 games back and 16 in the loss column to Washington. For any shot at a wildcard, the Fightin’s will need to finish the season 55-20. Take these numbers and then take a hard look at the players we have, then attempt to answer, “is it a likely ending?”
We have been blessed with a great run of baseball in Philadelphia, and for that I am truly thankful. Being a lifelong Phillies fan and also one who endured some of the worst in Phillies baseball, I think it’s time to make some deals. Keeping Hamels for the remainder of this season and re-signing him, is not a good team baseball decision. I say this with another Phillie great in mind. Steve Carlton in 1972 posted 27 wins on a Phillies team that only won 59 games. Carlton, who was most definitely one of the biggest pieces of the Phillies’ la...
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Numerous reports indicate that the Philadelphia Phillies will make one final push to sign left-hander Cole Hamels before deciding whether to trade him.
The Phillies and Hamels’ agent John Boggs have not had much contact in the past month plus, but that could be about to change. As the Phillies resume their schedule after the All Star break, it...
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark (@jaysonst), the Phillies are preparing to offer left hander Cole Hamels a huge contract. Hamels, 28, is a soon-to-be-free-agent come this offseason and is going to be the hottest free agent on the market. Unless the Phillies can lock him up.
Hamels is 10-4 on the year with a 3.20 ERA in his last year in a contract. Back in the offseason, the...
The latest edition of PN TV looks at the Cole Hamels trade possibilities and the likelihood he stays in Philadelphia. Some good quotes from a one-on-one with CSNPhilly that we discuss.
Also, is there even a market for Shane Victorino? His down year has to be scaring off trade suitors.
We also give grades for the bullpen, offense, and starting pitching as we’ve hit the midway point...
The Phillies are starting the second-half of their season on the field Friday night in Colorado. They may also be starting - or ending - a major chapter in their history off the field with an offer to Cole Hamels.
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Within the next couple of weeks, we may have the answer to whether or not Cole Hamels will be a member of the Phillies after the 2012 season. Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that the Philadelphia front office is preparing a substantial contract offer for the impending free agent.
This sounds like the...
The Phillies bad season has led to some interesting dilemmas. Not the least of which is what to do with Cole Hamels, who is heading toward free agency at the end of the season.
In the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of rumors surrounding left handed pitcher Cole Hamels. It's been said that the Phillies, in case they become sellers, could deal him as long as they can't sign him to a long-term deal.
Yesterday, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com said that the Phillies are preparing a “substantial offer” to Hamels to see if they can sign him in...
After a lot of banter about what Cole Hamels might fetch in trade, it was reported earlier today that the Phillies are preparing a “major offer” in an attempt to retain him past this season. It was also reported that the Nationals might be relatively quiet at the trade deadline, given that they have few holes to fill. And that’s true, if Stephen Strasburg doesn’t get shut...
The Brewers are willing to offer Zack Greinke around $100 million over 5 years while the Phillies are prepared to offer Cole Hamels an equally large contract extension. Greinke and Hamels were likely going to be the two best starters available at the deadline if their respective teams made them available.
My first thought was that this was potentially good news for the Cubs who...
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It's not uncommon that you hear of other players speaking about their teammates after being traded. What is uncommon is hearing other players speaking about their teammates before being traded.
According to Todd Zolecki, a few players who spoke to reporters yesterday mentioned the recent rumors of their teammate Cole Hamels being potentially...