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The future of Cole, Howard, and the NL East

MLB Prospectus   -Special focus on Cole Hamels & the Philadelphia Phillies- *With the Pre-Preview of the Phillies Lineup & the NL East *   Well, we have officially reached a breaking point.  This winter, Cuban phenom defector Yasmany Tomas signed a six-year, $68 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  This high-profile slugger, who is now set to be a National...
Via Total Sports Live
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Cole Hamels Trade Probably Won’t Happen This Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Philadelphia Phillies are in no rush to trade pitcher Cole Hamels. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged Tuesday that the club could trade Hamels this offseason. However, Amaro isn’t banking on a deal unless Philadelphia receives the perfect haul in exchange for its ace. “I think Cole Hamels is going...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Doesn't Forsee Cole Hamels Being Moved

View image | The speculation regarding a potential Cole Hamels deal has been the focal point of the Phillies this offseason, with the exception of the organization unprofessionally voicing their opinions on Ryan Howard. Sure, Jimmy Rollins has departed, but Cole Hamels has really been the center of this...
Via Philliedelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: The Winning Bid for Hamels, Phillies

While questions surround a trade of Cole Hamels, the Philadelphia Phillies wait for a satisfactory proposal. Do you think they’ll receive a reasonable offer? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Red Alert highlights a specific player and Storyline features multiple stars. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: Destination and...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels trade update

At the beginning of the offseason I wrote a piece about the Phillies suitors for Cole Hamels and why a Hamels trade makes sense. Now, halfway through the offseason, new suitors have emerged and the market has shifted due to different signings and non-signings (top FA pitcher Max Scherzer remains unsigned). While it still makes sense for the Phillies to trade Hamels, it is time...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox all in on Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies still haven’t traded ace starter Cole Hamels, but GM Ruben Amaro isn’t too concerned. The trade market for Hamels is still quite strong, and according to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers are all solid suitors for him. Five weeks before spring training, there are four primary suitors...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies in ‘staredowns’ over Cole Hamels

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Philadelphia Phillies aren’t blinking.   The Phillies are involved in “staredowns” with four teams regarding pitcher Cole Hamels, according to’s Jim Salisbury. The Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals are the primary suitors for the left-hander, sources told...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Salisbury: Hamels Will 'Eventually' Be Traded; Four Teams in 'Stare Down'

View image | The potential trade of Phillies' ace Cole Hamels this offseason has been one of the heavily discussed topics throughout Major League Baseball. Hamels, 31, is set to earn $23.5 million through 2018, with a team option, vesting option, and/or buyout pending for the 2019 season. Recent...
Via Philliedelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres are still hungry for Cole Hamels

It’s been a few days since the San Diego Padres have done anything crazy this winter, so let’s fire up the rumor machine, shall we? The Padres are still in the hunt to acquire Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, and according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Padres could end up as the most likely landing spot for Hamels. But while nothing appears imminent, or even necessarily...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Must Trade Cole Hamels

With less than 70 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, major uncertainties linger for the Philadelphia Phillies surrounding the face of their pitching staff. Cole Hamels, by far the most decorated pitcher currently under contract with the Phillies, could follow the former league MVP Jimmy Rollins on his way out of town. The 2015 Phillies are a far...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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