Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: Mystery...
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What Would a Cole Hamels Deal Look Like?

This offseason, the Cubs have made it very clear that they intend on finding an established ace to headline a possible playoff contender in 2015. While many see the Cubs going the conventional route, looking at either James Shields, Max Scherzer, and/or Jon Lester. Conventionality hasn’t been the Cubs way. After the Cubs placed the lone claim on Cole Hamels in August, it became...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Player Reviews: A.J. Burnett

Photo: Before the hot news of Cole Hamels’ injury could cool down, the Phillies had seemingly made a move to bolster their rotation. On February 16, 2014, the Phils signed then-36-year old A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal with a mutual option for year two. Burnett was coming off his two best seasons in the Majors, finding the fountain of youth leading to what felt like...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels And The Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are in hot pursuit of an Ace to lead their rotation next season, and they need look no further than the Philadelphia Phillies and their left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels has a resume that is off the charts, the highlight being 2008 World Series Most Valuable Player. The three-time All-Star has a career 108-83 record with a 3.27 ERA over 9 major league seasons...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

An ace lefty pitcher might be for 'Sale'

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox offseason has started early this year, and rumors are flying. One name linked to the Red Sox is the all-star left handed pitcher Cole Hamels. But forget about him, another top left-handed could be for 'Sale'. The recent rumors are out of Chicago. The White Sox have been rumored to be shopping their left handed ace...
Via RedSoxLife
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels on the block

Marc Serota/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterTake note, Red Sox front office. According to CSNNE, Cole Hamels is on the trading block. The news came out of Philadelphia last night and the Red Sox could be a prime landing spot due to their wealth of young talent. The Philadelphia Phillies need to do something drastic after falling off in the past couple...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies looking to deal Hamels; Red Sox interested?

The Philadelphia Phillies are old and bad. The future looks grim and a shakeup seems inevitable. According to Howard Eskin of FOX 29 in Philadelphia, sources indicate the Phillies are looking to trade pitcher Cole Hamels this offseason as part of the organization’s rebuilding effort. Eskin said the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are very interested in the Phillies ace, though...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What Went Right, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Edition

Here's what went right with the 2014 Phillies, as few as this list is: Cole Hamels- He might have been the least lucky pitcher in baseball, but he was really, really good. His opening month health scare not withstanding, his year was nearly perfect. Ken Giles- The young righty was...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Close the Season with a Loss Against the Braves

#456274770 / gettyimages. Today, the Phillies (73-89) faced the Braves (79-83) in the season finale. The Phillies sent Cole Hamels (9-9 2.46 ERA) to the hill. Hamels took the loss in his last start versus the Marlins going seven innings giving up two runs, while striking out four. Hamels was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bats Fall Silent in Support of Hamels, Phils Drop Finale to Atlanta 2-1

One game couldn’t have summarized the entire 2014 season any better than the season finale: the Phils, behind Cole Hamels, fall behind early by a small margin, the bullpen keeps it close but the offense can’t string together enough walks, hits, or anything else to give the Phillies the lead. The Phillies dropped their season finale today to the Atlanta Braves 2-1, falling to...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fire assistant general manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have fired assistant general manager and amateur scouting director Marti Wolever. Wolever had been the club's scouting director since October 2001. The Phillies drafter Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels with Wolever in charge of the draft. ''The Phillies express appreciation for Marti's many years of service to the organization...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reeled In

The Phillies began the final week of the 2014 season Tuesday night in Miami against the Marlins. Cole Hamels took the mound seeking his 10th win of the season. With a little help from his offense, he could easily have at least five more wins. His offense failed him yet again, handing Hamels his eighth […]
Via Philly Sports Live
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Cole Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels to Boston?

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterHamels could be on the Red Sox radar this offseasonSource: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North AmericaThere has been many rumors about the Philadelphia Phillies moving their all-star pitcher Cole Hamels this offseason. One team that might want him, the Red Sox. They need pitching help and could find that in Hamels.Hamels is locked in...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils Begin Last Week of Baseball; Cole Hamels Takes to the Hill in Miami

As several teams prepare for the postseason, or are trying to make that final push for October, the Phillies will instead play out their final six games before heading home for the winter. They'll begin a set of three games against the Marlins in Miami, then return to Philadelphia on...
Via Philliedelphia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green...
Via Phillies Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phils end their three-game losing streak as Cole Hamels once again pitches well against his home town team as the Phils defeat the Padres, 5-2.

The Phils end their losing streak as Cole Hamels once more defeat his home town team as the Phils beat the Padres, 5-2. The Padres took the lead in the bottom of the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Cameron Maybin hits an RBI single, knocking in Tommy Medica, […]
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruf's bat, Hamels' arm lead Phillies past Padres

The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’ 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres. He started a four-run rally with a single in the fifth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid. Hamels (9-7) struck out nine in seven innings and allowed a run as he scattered seven hits and a walk. It marked Hamel's 21st straight start in which he was charged with three runs or less. Over that span he is 8-4 with a...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 152: Phillies vs. Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) at San Diego Padres (70-80) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51 ERA) vs. SD: Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49)  Time: 10:10, Petco Park TV: CSN Weather: Clear, 77 Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:  Last night was an ugly offensive showing for both teams. Tonight, Cole Hamels will look for just his ninth win despite the third-best...
Via Phillies Nation
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 17

Cole Hamels, Chris Sale, Madison Bumgarner, David Price — there’s no shortage of must-start aces. As for the rest? A ton of guys rate league average or better! Let’s go to the rankings. C.J. Wilson rates well at home against a lefty-heavy Mariners lineup. Over the last two weeks the Mariners are 21st in wOBA (.289) and they’re 29th against LHP this season (also .289). In...
Via Baseball Professor
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Dumped One Carp, Looking At Another

Carp-To-Carp WalletingAccording to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (the boring broadsheet now owned by John Henry), the Red Sox may be in the hunt for Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda. The righthander will be available on the international market in November, and Boston (in need of two starters) will likely put up the $25 million posting fee. They will also explore trades with...
Via FenwayNation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 147: Phillies vs. Marlins

Florida Marlins (71-74) at Philadelphia Phillies (67-78) Starting Pitchers: FLA: Henderson Alverez (10-6, 2.88 ERA) vs. PHI: Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.56 ERA) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 (another beautiful night for baseball) Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:  The Phillies return to divisional play for a 3-game series with the Marlins...
Via Phillies Nation
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins-Phillies Preview

While Cole Hamels could be making his final home start with Philadelphia, he won't have to face Giancarlo Stanton, whose tremendous season is likely over. With Stanton sidelined after a scary injury, Hamels takes the hill for the Phillies on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Marlins. A matchup between Hamels (8-7, 2.56 ERA) and Stanton would have highlighted...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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