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MLB Trade Deadline Live: Cole Hamels, James Shields Lead Pitchers Who Could Move

7:45 a.m.: Major League Baseball teams don’t feel like waiting until Friday, apparently. The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is set for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, but teams have already started to reshape their clubs with a handful of blockbuster deals going down long before the deadline. The Houston Astros kicked things off by acquiring pitcher Scott Kazmir last Friday. The...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Astros are making a strong effort for Cole Hamels

With the MLB Trade Deadline only being three days away, the Houston Astros are still in the bidding war for Philadelphia Phillies’ ace pitcher Cole Hamels. Last night, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that the Astros are making a big push for Hamels and tonight FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal adds that Houston is making a strong effort for him. Additional confirmation tonight that...
Via Total Sports Live
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco Giants Need Cole Hamels?

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 25: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning on July 25, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants are one of the hottest teams in the league. The Giants are riding a six game winning streak and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. They are...
Via The Sports Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Find Home for Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels Next

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a trade that will send closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta while also sending cash considerations to the Nationals, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. The 34-year-old Papelbon has pitched to a 1.59 ERA with 40 strikeouts against just seven unintentional walks...
Via Baseball News Source
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the San Francisco Giants Legitimate Players in the Cole Hamels Sweepstakes?

(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) Another day, another trade rumor surrounding the San Francisco Giants. A day after the Giants were linked to Cincinnati Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman, reports surfaced early Tuesday that the Giants have made a significant push for Philadelphia Phillies’ ace Cole Hamels. Less than three weeks after pounding Hamels for nine runs in just 3.1 innings...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies listening to multiple teams on Hamels

Jonathan Papelbon is headed to the Nationals, but what about Cole Hamels? Sources told MLB.com on Tuesday that Hamels is expected to be traded before Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, although nothing is imminent. But the Phillies moved Ham...
Via Philly Sports Live
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamels' next start pushed back to Friday

TORONTO (AP) Cole Hamels is being pushed back one day in Philadelphia's starting rotation and is not scheduled to start for the Phillies again until after Friday's trade deadline has passed. Hamels threw a season-high 129 pitches in Sunday's no-hitter over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts. The decision gives Hamels an extra day of rest, and prevents...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies push back Hamels' next start to Friday night -- after trade deadline

The Philadelphia Phillies have moved back left-hander Cole Hamels' next start to Friday night against the Atlanta Braves, MLB.com reports. Hamels, who no-hit the Cubs this past Saturday, had been scheduled to start Thursday against the Braves. However, with the non-waiver trade deadline at 4 p.m. ET on Friday and with Hamels the most sought-after starter on the market, the Phillies...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Houston Astros acquired Scott Kazmir July 23rd, and now they have reportedly called the Philadelphia Phillies and asked about Cole Hamels. The Astros are looking to create a dominant pitching staff for years to come. Dallas Keuchel will be arbitration eligible in 2016 and will be a free agent in 2019, and if they acquire Hamels, he is signed until 2018 with an option for 2019...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

With trade winds swirling, Phillies bump Hamels' start to Friday

The Phillies have set a deadline to other teams for Cole Hamels offers and because of the rumors surrounding the ace, the team has announced that Cole's scheduled Thursday start will be pushed back until Friday...if he is still here, that is. Cole Hamels will NOT pitch Thursday as scheduled....
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies want ‘best offers’ for Cole Hamels by Wednesday

The Philadelphia Phillies have told several teams interested in acquiring Cole Hamels that they’d like to get their “best” offers by Wednesday, indicating they want to trade their lefty ace before his next scheduled start on Thursday. The Phillies have continued to speak with a large number of teams, a group known to include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels. Phillies flirting with more baseball history

As of Tuesday afternoon, Cole Hamels is still a member of the Phillies, despite the seemingly interminable discussions around baseball about where, when or if the left-handed ace and former World Series MVP might be traded after 10 years in Philadelphia. If the talk of Hamels' future sounds familiar, it's because it is. In fact, we were talking about the same thing last year, too...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies want “best offer” for Hamels by Wednesday

According to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies have told teams that they want their “best offer” for left-hander Cole Hamels by Wednesday. Once the “best” deal is on the table, the team will have until 4 p.m. on Friday to make a decision on where to trade him, or to even trade him at all. The Phillies have been in discussions with a number of teams, but according to...
Via Phillies Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies set deadline, want best offer for Hamels before Wed.

The Philadelphia Phillies appear more than willing to deal ace Cole Hamels before the trade deadline on Friday at 4pm ET, but they want interested teams to place their best bids before Wednesday, writes Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Hamels is scheduled to make his post-no-hitter start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves, so the Phillies would like to make a decision as to where – and...
Via Baseball Essential
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies set Wednesday deadline for "best" offers for Cole Hamels

View image | gettyimages.com We are getting closer and closer to Friday's 4:00 p.m. trade deadline. However, the trade deadline for starter Cole Hamels might be the night before at 7:05 p.m. when Hamels is scheduled to make a start at Citizens Bank Park. Thus, the Phillies are reportedly telling...
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors Roundup: Cole Hamels Latest; Yasiel Puig On Market?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline doesn’t officially pass until Friday afternoon, but apparently teams aren’t in the waiting mood. There’s already been a flurry of big names on the move as “deadline day” has morphed into “deadline week.” Things got started in earnest over the weekend when the Cincinnati Reds sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals. Then,...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants making “strong push” for Hamels

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the San Francisco Giants are making a strong push for Cole Hamels despite reports that the Dodgers and Rangers were the front-runners to land the left-hander. Sources: #SFGiants making strong push for #Phillies’ Hamels. Nearly $50M coming off Giants’ payroll at end of season. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2015 San Francisco...
Via Phillies Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants making big push for Hamels

The San Francisco Giants, half a game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League western division, are reportedly making a big push for the Philadelphia Phillies’ coveted lefty Cole Hamels, a name that’s been swirling around in all types of trading conversations as the July 31st trade deadline quickly approaches. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Giants...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants making a strong push to land Cole Hamels

With the trade deadline looming just days away, the rumors swirling around Phillies ace Cole Hamels have heated up to the max. On Monday, we learned that not only were the Dodgers and the Rangers involved in discussions with the Phils about Cole, but also the Diamondbacks and the Astros,...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons The Phillies Second Half Could Be Fun

Aaron Nola. In his two professional starts Aaron Nola has shown that he has the ability to be a major league pitcher. He has demonstrated good command of his pitches and locates them effectively. More importantly, Nola has exhibited unbelievable poise on the mound. Many promising arms have toed the rubber and wilted under the pressure of big league game situations. Nola, after making...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez named co-NL Player of the Week alongside Hamels

Carlos Gonzalez had an offensive explosion last week, which he received recognition for on Monday. The Colorado Rockies right fielder was deemed co-NL Player of the Week alongside Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, who threw a no-hitter on Saturday. From July 20 to July 26, Gonzalez had an incredible five-game stretch, which included five home runs, 11 RBI, and nine runs...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Astros are making a big push for Cole Hamels

After throwing a no-hitter on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs while striking out 13, Philadelphia Phillies’ ace Cole Hamels showed that he can still pitch at a high level. On Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said that momentum is building towards a trade as offers improved after Hamels threw the no-hitter. Right now, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers are...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers edging Dodgers in bid for Phillies ace Cole Hamels

As more potential suitors enter the conversation about Philadelphia Phillies lefty ace Cole Hamels, there are two that have been neck and neck at the front of the line for the premier starter since the beginning. According to CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers are still seen as the biggest players in the quest to land Hamels, who is seen as the best top-tier...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks showing interest in Cole Hamels

Who doesn’t want Cole Hamels? Seriously, it seems like every team has had at least some interest in the long-time Philadelphia Phillies pitcher. Contenders like the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers are all competing to add Hamels to their rotation. Even clubs like the Texas Rangers are going after Hamels, saying he would be a piece for the future. Another...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Giants, Diamondbacks join hunt for Phillies lefty Cole Hamels

As the trade deadline draws nearer, interest in Philadelphia Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels is only burgeoning.   As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers continue to actively pursue Hamels, reports released Tuesday suggest that a pair of NL West teams in addition to the Dodgers have expressed interest in the 31-year-old lefty. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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