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50 Greatest Phillies Games: 39. Hamels becomes an ace

Until March 27, we’ll be counting down the 50 greatest Phillies games of the last 50 years. This is 50 of 50. And this is No. 39. THE DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 THE GAME: Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio THE STAKES: Game 3, National League Division Series THE GREAT: Phillies fans were still on a high after Roy Halladay’s no-hitter just a few...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

50 Greatest Phillies Games: 40. Hamels goes out on top

Until March 27, we’ll be counting down the 50 greatest Phillies games of the last 50 years. This is 50 of 50. And this is No. 40. THE DATE: July 25, 2015 THE GAME: Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field THE STAKES: With trade rumors around Hamels continuing to percolate, any start could have been his last with the Phillies, and every pitch was an audition for more competitive...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago

Top 10 starting pitchers in baseball heading into spring training

Without a doubt, pulling apart the ten best arms in the game at any point is a tough-to-nearly-impossible task. However, in today’s game, with a firmly established group of top arms between the ages of 27-33, it is a specifically tough group to crack. It could be argued that even cracking the top 20 is a feat, as even last year’s American League Cy Young winner is the third best...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cold Takes: Cole Hamels Is Not Being Honest by Patrick Dubuque

Cole Hamels says he focuses on throwing strikes and PECOTA says he`s due for a decline, but maybe they`re both lying.
Via Baseball Prospectus
13 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Conflicting reports on Texas Rangers interest in Jose Quintana

UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of  Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s visual evidence Cole Hamels has not shaved this offseason

It’s just about that time of the year when pitchers and catchers begin making their way to Spring Training. It looks as though Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels is going to skip packing some razors and shaving cream. The usually smooth, babyfaced Hamels is taking a cue from his former Phillies teammate Jayson Werth and turning heads with his new signature look with a beard that...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Time for Cole Hamels to fight back

The Texas Rangers head into the postseason with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. While playing more than half of their games at home is a special plus, they must take advantage of the opportunity and turn it into a championship. That mission begins at the top, and the Rangers could certainly use some better pitching at the top of their rotation. Despite having another...
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish returning to Rangers' rotation Saturday

Starting rotation help is on the way for the Texas Rangers. Per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, Yu Darvish will be returning from the disabled list this weekend. Rangers say Darvish ready to start on Saturday at Cubs. — Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) July 13, 2016 The Rangers' rotation has been strong this year. With a 4.07 ERA, Texas starters rank ninth in all of baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels needed stitches in chin after tripping

Those watching Cole Hamels pitch during Tuesday’s All-Star Game in San Diego likely noticed a bandage he had on his chin. The reason for the bandage was later revealed. According to FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, the Texas Rangers pitcher tripped coming out of the bathroom in his hotel room and needed eight stitches for the cut: Did Cole Hamels cut himself shaving? pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB Teams Best Positioned to Take on Salary at Deadline

At last year’s the trade deadline, the Texas Rangers made a deal for Cole Hamels despite a 50-52 record that placed them three games back in the wild card race, with four teams in front of them — and seven games back in the division, with two teams ahead of them. The club ultimately finished the season 38-22, winning the division in the process. The addition of Hamels was certainly...
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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