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Prospect Nation 2016: #2 RHP Jake Thompson

Jake Thompson, image- Jay Floyd Acquired as part of the group of prospects that came in return in the trade for Cole Hamels, right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson shot toward the head of the pack to become the Phillies’ top pitching prospect last summer.  Touting a strong arm and a some big strike out numbers, Thompson looks to be destined for a spot in the big league rotation sooner...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Quick Thought on the 2016 #1 Pick

Earlier this week, I read an article on about Jason Groome, a left-handed high school pitching prospect thought to be in the mix for the first overall pick in this upcoming draft. In addition to being the local-ish prospect, Groome got a stamp of approval from Cole Hamels, who saw him do a workout for the Phillies last year before Hamels was traded to Texas. “He did...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels discusses potential No. 1 pick, direction of Phillies

Former Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Cole Hamels praises one candidate for the team's number one draft selection and discusses the team's plan moving forward.
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels discusses end of Phillies' tenure, pitching at Citizens Bank Park

Former Philadelphia Phillies' ace Cole Hamels discusses various topics in a radio interview.
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers starting rotation breakdown

The Texas Rangers put their distant future on the line when they boldly decided to trade for Cole Hamels last fall. Hamels cost the Rangers six players, including five of their most sought after prospects. Rangers’ GM Jon Daniels weighed the risk/opportunity, and decided Cole Hamels could be the final piece which leads Texas to the promised land. He played a big role in their late...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ace lefty Hamels settling in with Texas after early addition

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels is the kind of pitcher the Texas Rangers would have been trying to get this winter, had they not gotten the ace left-hander midway through last season. Already part of an AL West title, Hamels is under contract with the Rangers for at least three more seasons. And he is starting to get settled more in North Texas, where Friday he completed the...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers Wednesday. Here's what the Hamels trade means to the Philadelphia Phillies, Rangers and the fans. The post What Is The True Price Of Rebuilding? Evaluating Cole Hamels To Texas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

The Philadelphia Phillies traded pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, but they may have been forced to turn down a team that was offering a better package. That team is the one that is currently eight games ahead of the Rangers in the AL West division, but Hamels blocked the trade....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are front-runner for Cole Hamels

By Ryan Phillips As Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. USA Today's Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are “now the clear-cut favorite” to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs fans lobby for Cole Hamels trade after getting no-hit

Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels fired the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years on Saturday, and the reactionary effect is already in full throttle. Barely 12 hours after watching their beloved Cubbies get incapacitated by the Philadelphia ace, Chicago fans posted the following ultimatum across the street from Wrigley Field. The message across...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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