Found July 20, 2012 on
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With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the rumors are coming fast and furious. Greinke, Hamels, and Liriano are a few of the names being thrown around as people who may be wearing an Angels uniform after July 30th. However, there is a top-tier free agent that no one is considering. It's high time we start thinking outside the box here. Fans have come up with one million and a half trades for Peter Bourjos, lets get some of that creativity flowing in bringing someone in instead of getting someone gone.
We are, of course, speaking of Dwight Howard. 6'11", 265lbs of raw speed and power. Sure, he makes his home in the NBA for now, but we're thinking outside the box here, remember? Let's face it, Greinke is unreliable on the road, Hamels is a diva and Isringhausen has already filled the Halos' "pitcher with a funny last name" quota, making Liriano extraneous. Dwight Howard is our man. The same athleticism that allows Dwight to pound the court for...
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Phillies fans know what they're getting from Cole Hamels. Usually, it's an ERA around 3.00 and a couple of strong outings in the postseason. And it's that consistency that makes him so valuable to the Phillies -- as well as the host of teams who would like to add him to their rotation before the July 31 trade deadline. But the Phillies aren't thinking trade right...
With 10 days left until the trade deadline, Cole Hamels is still proving he wants to stay in Philadelphia. After surrendering home runs to opposing pitcher Matt Cain and catcher Buster Posey in the top of the third, Hamels answered with a shot over the right field wall. For Hamels that is his 1st home run in 420 at bats.
Hamels has been saying all along that he wants to retire as...
The numbers keep escalating but that the Phillies are still talking to Cole Hamels is a great sign. Former Reds and Nationals GM Jim Bowden is reporting that a deal could end up at $142 to $144 million.
$144 million over six years would represent a $24 million annual average value. That number would equal Cliff Lee's average salary in his five year, $120 million deal. Hamels...
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Any home run hit by a pitcher is a rare accomplishment. We see maybe a handful or so each season, and oftentimes it looks like complete luck. What happened on Saturday with Cole Hamels and Matt Cain was rarer than rare. Both the Giants and Phillies starting pitchers hit home runs — in the same inning.
The last time two pitchers hit homers...
In what could be Cole Hamels' last start in a Phillies uniform, it's set to be a great pitching matchup. Hamels (11-4, 3.07 ERA) will go toe-to-toe with Giants ace Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56 ERA) in game two of this three-game series. After dropping the opener last night, 7-2, the Phils will look to even out the series behind the arm of Hamels.
In Hamels' last start, against...
Cole Hamels waved to an appreciative crowd that gave him a standing ovation after a mediocre outing.
Was it his last time wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform?
''I can't control it,'' Hamels said after a 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 10 innings Saturday.
Hamels and fellow All-Star pitcher Matt Cain hit homers in the same inning, but Gregor Blanco...
In what could have been Cole Hamels’ final start in front of the home crowd, he waged a war with one of the best pitchers in the NL, Matt Cain. The two pitched, and hit, their way to a draw. However, Jonathan Papelbon again failed in a non-save situation, allowing the Giants to prevail 6-5 in 10 innings.
-Jonathan Papelbon is really, really good at times. And then it’s...
Cole Hamels and Matt Cain Go Yard!
Who needs a designated hitter when you have multi-million dollar pitchers! In the top of the third inning San Francisco Giants pitcher, Matt Cain struts up to the plate down 1-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies and sends a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall for his first home run of the year and his sixth of his career to even the game at 1. That woke...
All-Star pitchers Cole Hamels and Matt Cain hit homers in the same inning, and Gregor Blanco drove in the tiebreaking run with a drag bunt single in the 10th to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera hit a tying homer off Hamels in the eighth and Buster Posey hit a two-run shot for the NL West-leading...
The trading deadline is less than two weeks away, so we can expect the trade rumors to be flying at full speed. Most of us love sources like mlbtraderumors.com because they throw every rumor out there for us to judge for ourselves. Here at hardballchat.com, we don’t necessarily swim in rumors. Based on who logically will be sellers and solid rumors we will look at...
With their fourth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the latest news out of Phillies camp, they could be buyers, or do nothing, as the trade deadline approaches.
Oh, there may be a small trade for a reliever, or a minor outfielder trade, but …
It is reported in several Web sites that the Phillies have offered $130 million, six-year contract to Cole Hamels...
We have spent so much time talking about Cole Hamels, maybe we have failed to consider another starter the Phillies could trade: Cliff Lee.
CBS's Danny Knobler reported today that while the Texas Rangers really want Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke, Cliff Lee could be on their radar again. Jim Salisbury of CSN reports that a scout was present for the Lee-Kershaw matchup today...
As we watch the final round of the British Open, some links for your viewing pleasure:
- A roundup of the 30 (30!) NFL arrests of this offseason. |BuzzFeed|
- Opposing pitchers Matt Cain and Cole Hamels each homered off one another in the same inning yesterday, the first time that's happened since 1990. |Big League Stew|
- Can't afford that jersey of your favorite player...