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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 Phillies extended Hamels to a one-year, $15MM deal in an effort to keep him long enough to work out a longer extension. That time is now.
With the trade deadline a little over two weeks away, it's going to be a crazy period for all parties involved. Since spring training, there have been no indications of any potential deal or any progress on a potential deal between Hamels and the Phillies. It's getting late and the time is now to make a move. Hamels is going to get a big deal no matter where he goes.
The market for Hamels has been shaped thanks to Matt Cain of the Giants, who received a five-y...
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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...
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...
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.
The vast majority of trade talk around the Phillies has centered on pitcher Cole Hamels. Truth is though that there are a number of other candidates to be wearing a different uniform before the calendar flips to August.
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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...
In an 8-0 win over the American League, 3 Phillies All-Stars made big contributions for the National League. Cole Hamels pitched a perfect 7th inning, probably driving up his free agent value a little bit more. Carlos Ruiz caught the final 4 innings and had one at-bat, a fly-out to left field. And Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final out of the game, sealing the NL victory.