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Newark Star-Ledger Feb 27, 2015

Cole Hamels trade rumors: Boston Red Sox showing 'no urgency' to deal, according to report

A Cole Hamels trade to the AL East might be a longer shot than some previously believed.
Fenway Nation Feb 26, 2015

REPORT: No Sense Of 'Urgency' To Get Hamels

According to a source reporting to CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox are showing "no sense of urgency" to make a trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels. While McAdams indicated that Boston is "monitoring" the trade market for Hamels, they are continuing to refuse the inclusion of either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart in any package. GM Ben Cherington is in a good spot—since all the pressure is on Philly, particularly after Hamels made it clear he wants out of The City of Brotherly Love. As we get closer to Opening Day, the price (in prospects) for Hamles is bound to drop—even more so if the...
Over the Monster Feb 25, 2015

Forget Cole Hamels, the Red Sox should trade for Cliff Lee

The Red Sox don't want to give up Blake Swihart or Mookie Betts, and neither should be necessary for Lee. Those Cole Hamels to the Red Sox trade rumors aren't dead, but they're at least going to rest until mid-season. Boston won't give up catching prospect Blake Swihart or outfielder and second baseman Mookie Betts in order to get Hamels, and, as the Phillies should do, they are refusing to give up Hamels without getting one of them. The two sides will likely keep in touch, maybe revisiting things in July when one side or the other is a little more desperate to get something done, but they...
Express-Times Feb 25, 2015
Phillies trade rumors: Cliff Lee to the Red Sox? Report says it's possible

Phillies trade rumors: Cliff Lee to the Red Sox? Report says it's possible

After failing to acquire Cole Hamels as of yet, the Red Sox could turn their attention to the Phillies' other left-handed ace.
philly.com Feb 24, 2015

How Moncada signing could affect Cole Hamels

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Although the Phillies did not appear to make a serious run at 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, his reported deal with the Boston Red Sox could have an affect on the team in the coming months.
Over the Monster Feb 23, 2015

Despite Yoan Moncada, Red Sox trade for Cole Hamels unlikely

The Red Sox farm system may be that much deeper now, but that doesn't mean they're more inclined to empty it for the Phillies' ace. With the Red Sox signing Yoan Moncada to a $31.5 million deal Monday morning, some have speculated that the team might be more willing to part with prospects in a trade for Cole Hamels. Kind of a lot of people, in fact: Prospects are now more expendable RT @jonjohnsonwip Red Sox signing Moncada is great news for a possible Cole Hamels trade. — Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) February 23, 2015 Yoan Moncada signing allows Red Sox to more easily part with...
Lookout Landing Feb 22, 2015

Lookout Linkage, 2/22/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. With Spring Training now officially underway, the links will be coming in hot. Here's the latest from Spring Training complexes everywhere: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times breaks down the 5 big story lines of Mariners Spring Training. Ryan Divish also has a nice piece on the story of Jesus Montero's big life changes this offseason. Could there be a player with similar abilities to George Springer who isn't drawing as much hype? August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs believes so. Cole Hamels nearly became...
philly.com Feb 21, 2015

Hamels echoes Lee and Papelbon

CLEARWATER, Fla. - For the third consecutive afternoon, a highly paid veteran Phillies pitcher finished his conditioning work and took a seat behind a microphone in the Bright House Field cafeteria.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 21, 2015

Shane Victorino has unique perspective on Cole Hamels’ situation

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The much-anticipated Cole Hamels press conference Saturday wasn’t exactly what some had banked on. After telling USA Today earlier in the week that he would like to be traded to a team that compete, not viewing his current club, the Phillies, as one of those clubs, Hamels backed off his proclamation […]

Evasive Hamels sidesteps trade talk

Cole Hamels met the media for the first time in camp on Saturday. He danced around his comments from earlier this week, concerning whether the Phillies are capable of winning, and whether he'd prefer being traded to a contender.
Express-Times Feb 21, 2015
Cole Hamels says Phillies shouldn't be counted out, days after interview reveals he would welcome a trade

Cole Hamels says Phillies shouldn't be counted out, days after interview reveals he would welcome a trade

Hamels says he would relish the opportunity to taste success again as a member of the Phillies.
Friars on Base Feb 20, 2015

Padres News: Why Ruben Amaro Told The Padres No On Cole Hamels

By now, we are all very well aware of the desire of San Diego Padres‘ GM A.J. Preller to acquire Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. We’ve heard all of the mixes and matches, but recently, Jeff Sullivan and our friends over at Fangraphs.com, went into some pretty good detail as to why Phillies’ GM Ruben […] Padres News: Why Ruben Amaro Told The Padres No On Cole Hamels - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Farell likes rotation, not counting on Hamels

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With Friday being the official reporting date for Red Sox pitchers and catchers, the clubhouse at Jet Blue Park was opened for the first time this spring for media inspection. We can reliably report a Phillies jersey was not hanging in Blake Swihart's locker. And Sox clubhouse man Tom McLaughlin had not reserved a space on Pitchers Row for Cole Hamels. That may come as something of a surprise in the wake of constant speculation that Swihart, who made everybody’s preseason list as Boston’s top prospect, was inevitably bound for Philadelphia in exchange for the...
Viva El Birdos Feb 20, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Cole Hamels wants to be traded and the Cards don't want to trade Carlos Martinez

The Cole Hamels trade-rumors have been rekindled as pitchers and catchers report. The Major League Baseball rumor mill is cyclical. The peak of trade gossip is experienced every July, as the non-waiver trade deadline looms. During the offseason, there's an uptick as well—usually during the Winter Meetings. The Hot Stove that has cooled with players reporting to spring-training camps in Arizona and Florida this week burned particularly hot with trades this winter. Normally, we'd be entering a lull of sorts, but Cole Hamels wants to be traded to a winner. Over the course of the offseason,...
The Republican Feb 19, 2015

Cole Hamels' feelings about being traded reveal necessary change

Cole Hamels told USA Today he'd waive his no-trade clause for the Boston Red Sox.

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