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Storyline: Trading Destinations for the Phillies

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is 100% Definitely Going to Happen with Cole Hamels

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen In the middle of the 2012 season, the end of the Phillies' five-year playoff run, Cole Hamels signed his six-year, $144 million extension with the only team he has ever played for. At the time, anyone with more than just a casual interest in the team, or...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make Offer to Lester, Putting a Potential Hamels Deal on Hold

#452683600 / Yesterday, we found out the Phillies were doing "background work" on Red Sox prospects. Boston is known to be a possible landing spot for Cole Hamels, but the Red Sox have reportedly made an offer to one of their former aces, which could affect the Phillies chances...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Trade Cole Hamels to the Boston Red Sox

Cole Hamels is probably going to get traded, and it's probably going to be to the Boston Red Sox. Hamels reportedly wants to be dealt. The Phillies need a return on him, and to clear his money. Boston is being reported as a good fit for both. In fact, reports...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

Sox Have Shot Down Multiple Trades For Hamels

(Associated Press Photo)According to multiple media reports, the Red Sox have already shot down a couple of trade proposals from the Phillies for their left-handed ace Cole Hamels. Reportedly, Philadelphia has demanded at least three of Boston's "elite" prospects—including emerging stud starter Henry Owens. Despite the rebuffs from Yawkey Way, the channels of trade communication...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels Wants to be Traded

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels hasn’t technically requested a trade from the team, but it’s rather evident that he wants to move on this offseason. According to USA Today baseball insider Bob Nightengale, Hamels is not happy with the direction of the franchise four years after he signed a six-year, $144 million extension with the team. At that point, Hamels...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels wants to be traded this winter

The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, Cole Hamels, would welcome a trade this winter, reported Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.“He was neutral when I talked to him,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. “Happy to go. I think he wants to win, but he signed his contract, and he plans on honoring the contract, obviously.”Hamels is owed $90 million over the next four...
Via On-Base Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox have shot at Hamels?

We learned the other day that Phillies starter Cole Hamels had a no-trade provision that would block a trade to the Boston Red Sox. We suggested that the provision might be a way of getting the Red Sox to pick up Hamels' option year in his contract. A new report...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies want three top prospects for Cole Hamels

It’s going to take a lot to pry Cole Hamels away from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are looking for at least three top prospects — two that can play now and one that isn’t far away — in exchange for Hamels, industry sources tell’s Jim Salisbury. Hamels’ name has been tossed around in trade rumors for a couple of years, yet Philadelphia has refrained...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs to pursue Cole Hamels

It’s no secret that Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs are fans of Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. During the 2014 season they claimed Hamels off revocable waivers but couldn’t work out a trade with the Phillies. Now reports have surfaced indicating that the Cubs plan to pursue a trade for Hamels this offseason. On Wednesday, Jon Heyman reported that the Cubs will...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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