Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 7/13/12

Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

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 leaves the Phillies a little over two weeks to decide what they are going to do before the trade deadline.

Speculation began a long time ago that the Phillies may be sellers. Reports surfaced a couple of weeks ago, that the Phillies were shopping Hamels to see what they could get for him in a possible trade. Now it appears they’ll take one last shot to sign him before proceeding.

Hamels was approached by several players that allegedly made their team’s case for Hanels at the All Star Game. Among them was Cy Young Award winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Many believe that the Dodgers could be big players for Hamels if he were to reach free agency. Hamels is a San Diego native, so there could be a draw for him to return to the West Coast.

Hamels has been very delicate in talking about his future with the Phillies, but has expressed some desire to return to the team. It now becomes a waiting game. Will the Phillies pony up and finally give Hamels a deal longer than 5 years? Will they make him the highest paid Ace? Time will tell.

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