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.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:36 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing an earned run on six hits and a walk, while striking out 10 batters, to earn his fifth win Thursday, July 24.
Fantasy Tip: It was business as usual for Hamels, who now sports a measly 2.72 ERA. Fantasy owners would love to see an uptick in wins, which could happen if he is moved to a superior team.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:37:08 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies would be interested in trading SP Cole Hamels if they receive three top prospects and find a team willing to pay the remainder of his contract, according to a major league source.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:57:12 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are interested in Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, in part because he would give the team insurance if they can't re-sign SP Jon Lester.