Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:03:05 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels isn't expected to be traded before the 2015 season, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly," Amaro said. "I don't really foresee him being moved. It is possible because we're literally keeping our minds and eyes and ears open on every player that we have on our roster." Amaro isn't feeling any pressure to move Hamels without receiving some of the best prospects in return.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:28:48 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP David Price, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, free-agent SP Max Scherzer (Tigers) and free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) are among the names linked to the St. Louis Cardinals. The New York Post's Joel Sherman said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" that he has heard from rival executives all offseason the Cardinals will add a top-flight starting pitcher before spring training.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:15:16 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has received interest from the Texas Rangers, but the $96 million guaranteed and $20 million club option for 2019 could be a deterrence. The Rangers would need the Phillies to pick up some of it, which the Phillies may not be inclined to do.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:15:09 -0800
The San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers have been identified as the four teams most interested in Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:12:33 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is still a trade option for the San Diego Padres. However, other teams are also in the mix, and it's unknown how likely the Padres are to acquire the lefty. One executive thinks the Padres may have a better chance than other teams to land Hamels because of their decent prospect list. However, the Phillies reportedly are looking for a "huge" package in return for Hamels. Trade scenarios discussed between the two teams aren't believed to include OF Wil Myers.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:55:22 -0800
The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not had trade talks this month regarding SP Cole Hamels, according to a major league source. Boston is reportedly unwilling to part with OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart, either of whom the Phillies would want in order to make a deal they feel comfortable with.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:14:46 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels and Detroit Tigers SP David Price are drawing trade interest from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are also interested in free-agent SP Max Scherzer (Tigers). The team prefers to grab a left-handed starter like Hamels or Price, but Scherzer interests them because he's from the area. Hamels doesn't have St. Louis on his no-trade list, and his wife, Heidi, is from the area and all her family is in Missouri, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:53:01 -0800
Team sources indicate Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has garnered interest from the San Diego Padres, who are interested in making a trade. Speculation had OF Wil Myers possibly headed to the Phillies in a Hamels deal, but the Padres plan on keeping Myers for center field for the time being.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:05:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said he is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold for a year. The team currently has approximately $170 million tied up in players who are already under contract or headed to arbitration. If they sign a big-name free-agent pitcher such as James Shields or trade for an ace such as Cole Hamels, they will easily surpass the threshold.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:32:38 -0800
The Houston Astros are a darkhorse candidate in talks for Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.