Found July 08, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The trade deadline is a few weeks away, so the rumor mill is about to heat up.  To prep you for the coming trade season, we're providing a primer on who the top available trade targets could be as get closer to July 31st. There is no shortage of big name starting pitching on the trade market this month, but how many, if any will actually get moved?  Who can the teams with lesser needs pursue without having to fork over half their farm system? Probably not available, but it couldn't hurt to ask Cole Hamels - All indications seem to be that the Phillies are willing to trade Hamels barring shocking leap back into contention.  However, they are rumored to be asking for a huge package or prospects in return.  If no team decides that they are willing to mortgage their entire farm system to rent Hamels for a few months, it is entirely possible that the Phillies will hold onto Cole, try to re-sign him in the off-season and settle for the draft picks if they fail to do...
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