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Fantasy Baseball Final: July 5, 2015

Photo Credit: eric endow IF YOU READ ONLY ONE THING… The Angels offense continues to roll after scoring in each of the first five innings on Sunday en route to defeating the Rangers 12-6. The Angels were led by Albert Pujols and his AL-leading 25th home run. Kole Calhoun also had a home run in the game and drove in four RBIs. The Angels capped off an impressive offensive weekend...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies deal prospects for international signing cash

LAKEWOOD, NJ- It was no surprise when the Phillies announced a trade on Sunday, but the players that we dealt weren’t ones that fans were expecting to hear. In a swap that saw two of Class A Lakewood’s six starting pitchers leaving the organization, the Phils acquired the number 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Phillies Nation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hamels would 'rather not go to Toronto'

Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels has suggested that he wouldn't reject a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays, that he'd welcome any options.That, however, might not be the case.CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that he was likely just staying publicly neutral:It is well within the rights of Hamels to reject whomever else he pleases, but recent heat led him to suggest – probably...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

4-run 10th help Phillies snap losing skid

After Cole Hamels and Shelby Miller produced a pitching matchup that lived up to expectations on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, Ryan Howard helped the Phillies claim a 4-0, 10-inning win over the Braves courtesy of the sacrifice fly he produced agai...
Via Philly Sports Live
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid sweep in extras after Hamels' strong start

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 4, Braves 0 WP: Luis Garcia (3-3, 3.32) LP: Nick Masset (2-2, 4.68) Atlanta, GA- Cole Hamels would like some run support. It's not every day when he pitches seven scoreless innings in a duel with Braves' star Shelby Miller, but it's a more...
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Murray: Early MLB Trade Deadline Predictions

We are 26 days away from one of the busiest days in baseball — the trade deadline. There haven’t been any big moves yet this year and it’s unlikely we will see any before the All-Star Game. After the All-Star Game, anything can happen. Here are a couple of way too early predictions for this years trade deadline. 1) The Philadelphia Phillies will NOT trade Cole Hamels: I have...
Via Baseball Essential
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamels looks to stop the losing and avoid team's second consecutive sweep

Cole Hamels has the ball today as the Phillies seek a much needed win before heading out west. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (27-56)Atlanta Braves (40-41) LHP Cole Hamels RHP Shelby Miller (5-6, 3.22 ERA) (5-4, 2.20 ERA) The Phillies and the Braves conclude their latest series with a really...
Via Philliedelphia
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Daily Pitcher Duels: July 5

If there weren’t enough fireworks for you last night, this afternoon’s slate of action brings plenty more with two huge pitching matchups and plenty of good secondary action. Check ’em out: Cole Hamels (PHI) vs. Shelby Miller (ATL) 1:35 p.m. ET Hamels has had a couple rough starts over his last four, but on the whole has been fantastic yet again for the Phillies. There...
Via The Sports Post
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: July 5, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Sunday’s all-day, 15-game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast Outside of the potential for rain in Atlanta...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies seeking trade options for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies, also known as the worst team in baseball, has perhaps the most attractive trade chip on the market in veteran lefty Cole Hamels. Hamels has a list of nine teams to which he can be traded without his approval; those nine teams include a list of big market clubs along with most, if not all, of the California teams (Hamels is a native of San Diego). Theres...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Are the Red Sox Buyers or Sellers This Year?

As of late, the Boston Red Sox seem to have found their groove. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and are winners in five of their last eight games. Up until June 18th, the Red Sox looked to be out of playoff contention, and definite sellers come the trade deadline. The idea of trading Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the team’s two big offseason signings, became a legitimate...
Via Baseball Essential
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Phillies Nation TV Episode 14: JP Crawford, Diamonds and Denim

On this week’s edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey talked about the resignation of Ryne Sandberg as the Phils’ manager, movement in the team’s front office, Chase Utley‘s injury and the hot bat of rookie third baseman Maikel Franco. The episode also features a profile on top prospect J.P. Crawford with remarks from Reading coach Mickey Morandini as well as a segment...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating Each Big Name Trade Candidate

David Maialetti/Philly.com Here we are in July and the baseball season is in full swing. On the surface that fact seems irrelevant, but to the baseball world the turning of the calendar is a big deal. With July comes the official trade season in which teams will have 31 days to get whatever deals they’ve been planning done. Every year there seems to be big names on the market...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Future With Cole Hamels Closing With Trade Deadline Approaching

It seems inevitable that the Philadelphia Phillies will be trading longtime ace Cole Hamels before the deadline, as the Phillies have the worst record in baseball at 27-53 and desperately need some young building blocks. There aren’t many storylines to sink your teeth into as a Phillies fan other than their current rebuilding process, but Hamels can help accelerate it by reeling...
Via Macho Row
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has Tigers on his no-trade list

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels has been the center of a lot of trade rumors of the past few weeks. But there are 20 teams that Hamels could block a trade to, and the Detroit Tigers are one of them, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly: "According to sources, Hamels' nine-team "trade-to" list consists of two American League teams (Yankees and Rangers) and seven National...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mackanin says it's 'probable' Phillies trade Cole Hamels by deadline

July is officially upon us, which gives the Philadelphia Phillies 30 days to trade Cole Hamels, a task the team's interim manager Pete Mackanin thinks the front office can execute. Hamels' name has been floating around in the trade winds for a year as the Phillies search for the right package in exchange for the lefty ace. Now that the Phillies are in full rebuilding mode, it's highly...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

July could bring big changes to Phillies’ roster

Pete Mackanin knows his roster is subject to change. With today marking the start of July, the MLB Trade Deadline is officially less than a month away. And with sought-after trade commodities Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon on the Phillies' roster ga...
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Storyline: Fast-Forward to August’s Phillies

Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel Franco defending the hot corner and extinguishing a rally with an all-out effort. And they can anticipate a walk-off, upper-deck homer to ignite a winning streak and know a large crowd of cheering fans will become more common next April, May and June. Note...
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The Philadelphia Phillies’ formidable five

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially become one of baseball’s most disappointing teams, owning a horrid 27-52 record. The Phillies will presumably have a, “fire sale” as the trade deadline approaches. Year after year, the Phillies have become less and less (June 23, 2015-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America) proactive and frequently downgrade their roster. At the heart...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With the trade deadline growing closer, Hamels faces the Brewers tonight

Cole Hamels and the Phillies look to even out the series tonight against Milwaukee. Starting Pitching Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers (30-48)Philadelphia Phillies (27-51) RHP Taylor Jungmann LHP Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.74 ERA) (5-6, 3.26 ERA) Taylor Jungmann's stock has dropped some since being selected 12th overall in the 2011 draft. While...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 79: Brewers vs. Phillies

Milwaukee Brewers (30-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-51) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Cole Hamels, LHP (5-6, 3.26) vs.MIL: Taylor Jungmann, RHP (2-1, 2.74) Time: 7:05 pmTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 80 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: After a tough loss yesterday, the Phillies will look to get back on track against Taylor Jungmann, with Cole Hamels on the...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers at Phillies

Andy MacPhail claims he'll develop a plan for the Philadelphia Phillies over the next three months. Cole Hamels may find out soon if he's part of it. With an overhaul of the Phillies on the horizon, Hamels will once again take the mound with an uncertain future Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Philadelphia (27-51) is headed for a third straight losing season for the first...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Billinglsey returns to the Phillies starting rotation, David Buchanan on the mend

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has undergone many setbacks during this season. While it appeared that the Phillies would be ready to start the season with a rotation that included Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams, and David Buchanan, the Phillies have had to rely...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros must trust the process

Raise your hand if you expected the Houston Astros to be in first place in the American League West. This is an Astros franchise that fully committed itself to tearing the roster down to bare bones, and rewarded its fan base with three consecutive 100-loss seasons from 2011 to 2013. An uptick followed in 2014, with a 92-loss season. Progress was made, but there was no earthly way...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is reportedly open-minded to every destination

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies fans have heard several reports in recent days as to whether or not Phillies ace would accept a trade to a particular destination. There were reports Hamels would not accept a trade to the Astros. However, Jayson Stark of ESPN said that the Astros are...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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