COLE HAMELS NEWS

The Philadelphia Phillies could have a sneaky good rotation

I have a spoiler alert for you – the Philadelphia Phillies will not be a good team in 2015. They’ll likely finish last in the National League East. However, if the team is going to move up to fourth, or maybe even third, in the division, it’ll because of their starting rotation. Last year, the Phillies rotation was a mess. Despite throwing 1,013 1/3 innings, the third-highest...
Via Bloguin Best
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals quick hits, randoms, and news and notes

While you are sitting at home watching the State of the Union, I am sitting at my kitchen table pounding away at the keys on my work issued laptop. Ok so you might not be glued to the President’s speech, you might be staring out the window waiting for Spring Training. Good news! You have less than a month!One of my most favorite types of articles to write is a random post filled...
Via Cardinals Farm
9 days 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...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Doesn't Forsee Cole Hamels Being Moved

View image | gettyimages.com 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
10 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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Inquire on Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Always connected to big names, the New York Yankees have reportedly inquired on Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, per Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com Hamels, 31, has been the subject of many...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team may be better without Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies, largely taking on a rebuild, have been open about their insistence to acquire young talent. They’ve traded Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there has been trade rumors around pitcher Cole Hamels as well. One player that could be sent out of town, if a deal materializes, is first baseman Ryan Howard. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro...
Via Sports-Glory
13 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...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The risk and reward of waiting to trade Cole Hamels

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Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels’ Asking Price Remains Unrealistic

Per Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, the Philadelphia Phillies remain “unrealistic in their expectations” regarding a return for ace Cole Hamels. Don’t count on Hamels coming to Sox (yet). MLB source suggests Phillies currently ‘unrealistic in their expectations’ http://t.co/a7NnOdJ1bX — Rob Bradford (@bradfo) January 15, 2015 Hamels, 31, entered the off-season as one of the...
Via Baseball Essential
15 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 Bloguin Best
15 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
15 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 CSNPhilly.com’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...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox And Four Others In 'Staredown' On Hamels

(Total Sports Live)According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the Red Sox are one of four teams currently in a "staredown" with the Phillies on a potential trade for left-hander Cole Hamels. The other teams are the San Diego Padres, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Reportedly, Philadelphia is still demanding Mookie Betts and/or Blake Swihart in exchange for Hamels—a...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Remain Interested In Trading For Cole Hamels

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the San Diego Padres remain interested in trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels. Recently acquired outfielder Wil Myers is no longer rumored to be involved, though earlier in the off-season he was said to be part of the talks. Now the focus is on prospects. The Padres have managed to keep most of their highest rated prospects even after...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The 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 Bloguin Best
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

"No Talks" Between The Red Sox and Phillies over Cole Hamels; West Coast Teams "Sniffing"

View image | gettyimages.com Most thought that the starting pitcher market would begin to get moving soon as Jon Lester signed. It has been a full calendar month and a day since Lester and the Cubs came to an agreement. Yet, Cole Hamels is still a member of the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes, you should trade for Cole Hamels

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Via Fox Sports
21 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels to St. Louis? Cards Have the Right Prospects

MLB.com columnist, Richard Justice, wrote a piece yesterday discussing the possibility of Cole Hamels being traded to the Cardinals. “They’re one of the few clubs with enough coveted prospects to get Phillies senior vice president and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. to pull the trigger on this trade,” Justice wrote. He’s right, in fact. The Cardinals have the talented prospects...
Via Phillies Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals interested in adding big-time pitcher

The St. Louis Cardinals already have a strong rotation, but they are interested in adding another big-time pitcher to their staff, according to a report. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi say the Cardinals have interest in trading for Cole Hamels or David Price, and that they also are interested in signing free...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Will Cole Hamels Land?

Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the second inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images) As the MLB offseason sits through a dull period with Max Scherzer and James Shields remaining as the few big name free agents left on the market and...
Via The Sports Journal
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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