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With the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies 6.0 and 10.0 games out, respectively, of the second wild-card spot in the National League, it’s probable that one or both teams will trade their front-line, free-agent-to-be starters — i.e. Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels — before the July 31st tr...
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If the Brewers decide to make Zack Greinke available before the trade deadline, the Angels might be one of the teams interested.
It took just four pitches for Zack Greinke's Saturday start against the Houston Astros to come to a very premature end.After Greinke spiked a ball out of frustration following a close call at first base, the Milwaukee Brewers' ace pitcher was ejected before even registering an out. Having given up an earned run, he took the loss as Milwaukee was eventually defeated, 6-3....
Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.
If the story of the year for the Phillies has been their sudden and rapid fall from grace in the NL East, then the second big story has been what to do with Cole Hamels.
So far in the saga of Cole, we have heard that he will leave the Phillies to go to the Dodgers once he hits free agency. We have heard...
The latest edition of PN TV looks at the Cole Hamels trade possibilities and the likelihood he stays in Philadelphia. Some good quotes from a one-on-one with CSNPhilly that we discuss.
Also, is there even a market for Shane Victorino? His down year has to be scaring off trade suitors.
We also give grades for the bullpen, offense, and starting pitching as we’ve hit the midway point...
STOP THE PRESSES! According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Angels fully intend to make a serious bid. Seriously, for serious.
That is what the report says, anyway. The problem with the report is that it ignores some of the basic limitations of the Angels organziation which make this rumor a bit difficult to swallow.
The report is at least half right in that I am sure the...
Yesterday, I mentioned a report by Jon Heyman, of the Dodgers being interested in Shane Victorino. This rumor was quickly debunked by Dylan Hernandez, so I don't think there is much to worry about here. Obviously it makes sense for the Dodgers to take a look at every opportunity that could help the team. I have already said multiple times, an outfielder could definitely...
It's not exactly the way most would have assumed the NL Central would play out, but when the All-Star break arrived, last year's title-winning Brewers were eight games back and the eternally struggling Pirates stood alone in front. Of course, there's plenty of time left in the season, and even last year, Pittsburgh threatened to push the division contenders before falling...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso
It's not uncommon that you hear of other players speaking about their teammates after being traded. What is uncommon is hearing other players speaking about their teammates before being traded.
According to Todd Zolecki, a few players who spoke to reporters yesterday mentioned the recent rumors of their teammate Cole Hamels being potentially...
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...
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
The National League's Cy Young race is dominated by one pitcher, with a host of others filling out the rest...
Here is my look at the Brewers 25-man Roster Power Rankings…it got really hard after 11 (that’s what she said)
***NOTE: The number in parenthesis is change from last week***
#1: OF Ryan Braun (-) – 7-hits, 2-homers, and 6-RBI this week keeps Braun on top of the list
#2: SP Zack Greinke (-) – Loved the ejection…though with a normally calm Greinke, is frustration setting...