Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:25:22 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to give up OF Joc Pederson, P Corey Seager or P Julio Urias, meaning they are no longer on the trail of Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price or Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels. Los Angeles is looking for a back end starting pitcher or a bench player.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:24:45 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies discussed a deal for SP Cole Hamels, with the asking price thee of the top prospects of the Dodgers - OF Joc Pederson, SS Corey Seager and P Julio Urias. The Dodgers passed on the deal.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:20:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is not expected to be traded before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. According to a source, a trade of Hamels is the "least likely" of all the deals the Phillies are considering.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:17:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Phillies are listening to offers for SP Cole Hamels, but the price is astronomical. He has four years left on his contract after this season, at $22.5 million per year. The Phillies have told teams they're willing to take on $10 million of that. Despite that, one American League executive said Monday, July 28, that the asking price is "just not realistic."
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:26:07 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels cannot block a trade to the St. Louis Cardinals. Hamels' wife has connections in St. Louis.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:27 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is technically available on the trade market, but "they want the world" in exchange for him, according to a rival general manager. Hamels has a 20-team no-trade list but might be open to a trade because of Philadelphia's recent performance on the field.
Fantasy Tip: Hardly a surprise, considering he's a much better long-term ace than Cliff Lee, who has a better chance of being dealt, even after the non-waiver deadline. It'd take a ridiculous offer for Hamels to be moved.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:51:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is believed to be a trade target for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:48:09 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has been made available in a trade, but the team will be looking for a significant package in return.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:19:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly looking for four or five prospects in exchange for SP Cole Hamels. Last week, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe wrote that the Phillies wanted three top prospects in return but a team official said that number was too conservative. It appears unlikely that any team is willing to meet that demand.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:41:51 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels hit 96.2 mph on the radar gun Thursday, July 24. It was the fastest he has thrown since 2010.
Fantasy Tip: Hamels missed the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury, so this is encouraging news for fantasy owners. He has allowed three earned runs or less in his last 10 outings, striking out 107 batters in 103 2/3 innings pitched, with a 2.43 ERA.