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There are two top-notch, front of the line starting pitchers on the trade market this July: Zack Greinke of the Brewers, and Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Neither the Brewers or the Phillies are in much of a spot to contend this year. The Brewers are seven out in the NL Central and six games under .500, while the Phillies are somehow worse, checking in at 11 games out in the NL East and nine games under .500. It doesn't look like either team has much of a prayer at contending over the final three months of the season, and they'll both look to shop their soon-to-be free agent aces.
Hamels and Greinke will both turn 29 years old, and while Hamels has the premium factor of being a lefty, Greinke has the premium factor of being...well...better. Greinke won the AL Cy Young award in 2009 with the Royals, and has a pair of five win seasons under his belt (while also finishing at 4.9 once, and he's well on the way to another this season, logging in at 3.6 fWAR in the fi...
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The Philadelphia Phillies, considered a contender when the season began, have been making inquiries with teams about the possibility of trading pitcher Cole Hamels, CBSSports.com reported Sunday. Hamels is 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA, but he is a free agent after this season. The Phillies, who are struggling through an injury-plagued season, are testing whether there is any interest...
On the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, there was plenty to discuss. Corey and I jump right into our thoughts on the Cole Hamels situation and if he will be dealt. We look back at a dismal go for the Phillies over the weekend and the trades that were made; Jim Thome to Baltimore and Chad Qualls to the Yankees.
There are great reader comments and questions we answer pertaining...
MILWAUKEE He might not file a grievance any time soon we'll leave that to Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Johnny Cueto but Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke did make a fitting comparison when talking about his snub from next week's All-Star game in Kansas City.
"It's kind of like the BCS," said Greinke, when asked about the controversy of All-Star voting, "...
Sometimes we just like to talk about baseball. No jokes, no fashion judgement, just plain old baseball talk. For that we call upon Al Bethke of Al's Ramblings. He talks a lot about politics (and Meghan McCain's looks) on his blog, but when he talks baseball there are few who can match his intelligence and rationality.
VINCE: The talk of the fanbase right now has moved past...
With trade rumors already swirling involving right-hander Zack Greinke, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and general manager Doug Melvin met with him briefly Sunday to discuss the situation. "He's already heard his name come up," Roenicke said, "so Doug had mentioned that his name is out there. And those rumors aren't spread by us. We're not even...
Mike Stanton played a part in all of the Marlins runs today. He looks like he'll be a terror for Phillies fans for years to come. (AP)
The month of June has not been very friendly to the Phillies, and it would be more of the same today as they lost a second straight game to the Marlins 3-2.
COLE GOES FISHING
- So far this season, the Miami Marlins have owned Cole...
MILWAUKEE With all-star rosters set to be announced on Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke seemed relatively confident that he would see two of his players make the exclusive list.
Of course, some of that could change with the fans voting in all-star starters, but the numbers lend themselves to having both left fielder Ryan Braun and starting pitcher Zack Greinke...
Well last night wasn't the start we were looking for. Cliff Lee was lit up for six earned and the Phils only produced two runs themselves. It wasn't a good game at all, and for Cliff Lee it hasn't been a good season at all. The Marlins now hold a 4-3 record against the Phillies this year, as well as sitting 2 1/2 games ahead of them in the divison standings. This afternoon...
Yup, I said! Zack Greinke did not deserve to be an All-Star in the 2012! I know, his numbers (entering Sunday) may say otherwise as he was 9-2 with a 2.82 ERA. Most years, those digits put you in line with a Cy-Young award…this year is different.
Zack Greinke (MIL) – 9-3/2.82 ERA/1.167 WHIP/102 innings/102 SO/22 BB
Tony La Russa (yes, even typing that name bothers me...
Clearly, one deep-in-the-game arm is Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. How does Miami compare after their ace has worked? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the...
Each year, about 15 minutes after the excitement of seeing who was named to the All-Star Game has worn off, the next step we take is to start carping about who didn’t make it. It’s a summer rite of passage as old as the game itself. Here at FanGraphs, we’re no different, so let’s take a look at the snubbiest snubs that were snubbed.
First, let’s establish the ground rules...
Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– Zack Greinke, who could be moved before the trade deadline if the Brewers can sign him to a long-term contract, would be a nice fit for the Pirates according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports. Rosenthal believes the 2012 Pirates are the similar to the 2008 Brewers, who “traded for C.C. Sabathia reached the postseason...
1. Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies, 100% owned) 2. Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers, 100% owned) 3. Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers, 100% owned) 4. Zack Greinke (Milwaukee Brewers, 100% owned) 5. Felix Hernandez (Seattle Mariners, 100% owned) 6. David Price (Tampa Bay Rays, 100% owned) 7. Matt Cain (San Francisco Giants, 100% owned) 8. Stephen Strasburg (Washington...