Report: Padres Have Interest In Cole Hamels; Could They Flip Wil Myers?

The San Diego Padres’ wild offseason might not be done. The Padres have loaded up on bats this hot stove season, and now they could be looking to add an ace pitcher. The Padres have spoken with the Philadelphia Phillies about a possible trade for Cole Hamels, according to multiple reports. cited a baseball source saying the Padres have had...
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Storylines: Could Myers be on the move again?

Top Stories: The Padres may not be done wheeling and dealing this offseason as a report from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News said that Wil Myers has been talked about as part of a package to acquire Phillies ace lefty Cole Hamels. The Padres deny the report saying that Myers is expected to play center field for them in 2015. Other News and Notes: Justin Upton...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Discussing Trading Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres have been baseball’s busiest team over the past week, completely redoing their outfield, and making them into an instant contender in the N.L. West. They acquired Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, and Derek Norris. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller is like a kid in the candy store. He is getting everything he wants, and he doesn’t seem done yet. Here...
Via Baseball Essential
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres rumored to be ‘flipping’ Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

Just when you think the San Diego Padres must be done with their extreme franchise makeover, it turns out they might not be done yet. reporter Ryan Lawrence that the Padres are rumored to be pursuing prized left hand pitcher Southern California born Cole Hamels via trade for one of the main prizes of a recent trade. The Padres have had discussions about trading for...
Via Reading Between The Seams
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres could trade Wil Myers for Cole Hamels, interested in extension with Justin Upton

After a busy week of trades the Padres may not be done. According to’s Ryan Lawrence their next target could be a left handed pitcher such as Cole Hamels. Such a trade could send Wil Myers to the Phillies. Hamels is a native of San Diego and is signed to a reasonable contract which has four years and $90 million left on it. It also includes an option for 2019 or a vesting...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Padres Have Explored Trade for Hamels

I apologize for this Hot Stove item in advance as it doesn’t seem there are a whole lot of legs to it right now. Or does it? If the reporter is good (he is), I’ll bite. Ryan Lawrence of is reporting that the San Diego Padres have had discussions about trading for Cole Hamels “according to a baseball source” with newly acquired outfielder Wil Myers as the centerpiece...
Via Phillies Nation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies And San Diego Padres Have Talked Cole Hamels Trade

Earlier this evening, our Frank Klose suggested that the Phillies and Padres might be a match in a trade for staff ace Cole Hamels. Since that publication, there has been word that the two teams actually have had talks regarding a trade involving Hamels. According to's Ryan Lawrence, the...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies And Padres Match Up For A Cole Hamels Trade

View image | The San Diego Padres have been one of the busiest teams in Major League Baseball this offseason, making trade after trade. The three biggest trades so far have come in exchange for outfielders Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: ‘I’ll Take Cole Hamels (On Red Sox) In A Heartbeat’

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino has offered his sales pitch. Victorino, who played parts of seven seasons with Cole Hamels in Philadelphia, is among those who would love to see the left-hander land with the Boston Red Sox this offseason. “I’ll take Cole Hamels in a heartbeat as one of our starters,” Victorino recently told’s...
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Cole Hamels wants to go to a team that wants to win

  Cole Hamels hasn’t done much winning in recent years, and he wants that to change soon. It’s becoming more and more evident that change isn’t going to come with the Philadelphia Phillies, which is a big reason why the left-handed pitcher has been the subject of trade rumors for a long time. Wherever Hamels is on Opening Day, one thing is clear: he wants to be in...
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Cole Hamels Sweepstakes: Houston, We Have A Problem

First and foremost, the Houston Astros should be commended for their recent additions of Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek; a 911 call to its bullpen was at the top of their Christmas list — 73 save-situation meltdowns combined with a 4.69 ERA over the last three campaigns will leave an organization scrambling to stop the bleeding. Now, the problem at hand: according to Nick Cafardo...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Astros Potential Hamels Trade Partner?

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Houston Astros have joined the ranks of teams that are interested in Cole Hamels. Cafardo calls the Astros a “dark horse” trade partner candidate alongside other presumed potential trade partners in the Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, and Rangers. Cafardo also lists the Giants as a possible destination for Hamels. Analysis: The...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Ace Cole Hamels Speaks: Prefers Trade To West Coast, Midwest

View image | This offseason has been filled with trade chatter about Phillies ace pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels has been linked at one point or another to the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and the Houston Astros. Hamels himself has really...
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Add San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, And Houston Astros To Potential Cole Hamels Suitors

At the annual Winter Meetings, we saw Jon Lester sign with the Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox accumulate starting pitchers left and right. Some have argued that the Phillies ran out of suitors. While many argue the Red Sox badly need an ace, the team seems to have...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Inclusion Key To Cole Hamels Trade?

Hamles (L); Kelly (R)According to's Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Phillies could still pull off a deal that would send Cole Hamels to Boston. The key, apparently, is if starter Joe Kelly is included in the deal. It's widely believed that any trade for Hamels would also have to include one or two of Boston's elite prospects. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is feeling the pressure...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Connecting Phillies’ Dots

The dizzy pace of the Winter Meetings are in the rearview mirror for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Cole Hamels is still on the 25-man roster. Now, Ruben Amaro Jr. is home with more possibilities to tweak and/or consider. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Hot Stove: Rollins, Hamels, Byrd, Bastardo

(Getty images) Since the signing of Jon Lester by the Chicago Cubs the Phillies hot stove has been heating up. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that Jimmy Rollins is contemplating waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers if the Phillies and Dodgers can find a match. This is the first time we have heard that Rollins is considering waiving his no-trade clause. In the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Rollins Would Play For the Dodgers, And That’s Great News

Let’s start this by looking back. Here’s me, a few days ago: I still believe that the 2015 Opening Day shortstop comes from outside the organization; I suppose at the moment, I’d bet on that being Jimmy Rollins, figuring that he’ll accept it’s time to go once the Phillies deal Cole Hamels and initiate a real rebuild. (Whether that’s after Hamels goes to Boston or Rollins...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies To Demand Top Prospects For Hamels

According to Jim Salisbury of, the Phillies would demand at least one of the following top Red Sox prospects in a Cole Hamels trade: Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens or Xander Bogaerts. There is no way that Boston trades Bogaerts, so it comes down to one of the other three. According to Salisbury, Philly is particularly high on Swihart. So, if Ben Cherington...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox expected to pursue Cole Hamels

With Jon Lester having signed with the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox are now in serious need of a No. 1 or No. 2 starting pitcher. If Boston can find a way to replace Lester with Cole Hamels, fans might not know the difference. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Red Sox...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Not Close on Hamels

#456763034 / With the news breaking late last night of the Cubs landing Jon Lester, the Red Sox are in desparate need of a starter to compliment their offseason offensive additions in Hanley and Sandoval. They have been known to have interest in the Phillies' Cole Hamels for some...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox, Phillies Discussing Antonio Bastardo-Sean Coyle Trade

Cole Hamels apparently isn’t the only Philadelphia Phillies left-hander the Boston Red Sox are willing to consider. The Red Sox and Phillies have discussed a possible trade that would send lefty reliever Antonio Bastardo to Boston and infield prospect Sean Coyle to Philadelphia, multiple industry sources confirmed to’s Sean McAdam.’s Chris Cotillo...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Have Not Discussed Cole Hamels At Winter Meetings...Yet

The Phillies and 29 other teams are converged to San Diego, California for this year's Winter Meetings. With the rebuilding Phillies expected to make a number of deals this offseason, this seems like prime trading time. However, discussions about their most tradeable asset do not appear to be taking place....
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Relative Trade Value of Samardzija and Hamels

A fiery topic of contention this offseason has been how much trade value Cole Hamels actually has. The Phillies reportedly think he’s worth a bundle of a team’s best young talents, while many of us around here happen to think he’s worth quite a bit less than that, due to the fact that his contract […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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