1:17 AM EST, Mon December 22, 2014

Fantasy Update

9 hours ago
Rotoworld
Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News reports that the Padres have had discussions with the Phillies regarding Cole Hamels.
philly.com 1 hour ago

Padres said to be pursuing Hamels

A source says San Diego is using Wil Myers as bait to entice the Phillies to trade Cole Hamels.
San Diego Union-Tribune 4 hours ago

Myers mentioned in potential Hamels trade

Padres believed to have interest in Phillies left-hander.
Gaslamp Ball 5 hours ago

Padres talk of trading Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

It turns out that Jim Duquette's hunch that the Padres were a frontrunner for Cole Hamels, wasn't just a hunch.  Philly.com says that the Padres and Phillies have indeed discussed a trade for Hamels and they're using newly acquired outfielder Wil Myers as bait. Source: San Diego has talked about Hamels trade The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. Philly is in dire need of outfielders and the Padres have butt loads of them. Butt. Loads.  If you haven't picked it up by...
Rotoworld 9 hours ago

Padres have talked to Phillies about Hamels - Cole Hamels (S) Philadelphia Phillies

Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News reports that the Padres have had discussions with the Phillies regarding Cole Hamels.

Source: San Diego has talked about Hamels trade

Fresh of trading for three outfielders, the San Diego Padres front office has had discussions of using one of those players, Wil Myers, in a potential trade for Cole Hamels, according to a baseball source.
Gaslamp Ball Dec 20, 2014

Hometown Padres a frontrunner for Cole Hamels even though he grew up a Dodger fan

With the Phillies obviously rebuilding, Jim Duquette on MLB.com lists the Padres as one of the five teams that might trade for Cole Hamels this off-season.  These five teams are only listed as a hunch by Duquette based on what he thinks it would take to get Hamels, so take this article with a heaping spoonful of salt.  There are no actual Padres sources saying they are pursing him. Cole diggers: 5 frontrunners in Hamels derby | MLB.com Because of that, and Preller's unpredictable style, the Padres are well positioned to acquire a top-of-the-rotation starter and shock the baseball world...
River Ave. Blues Dec 19, 2014

Mailbag: Hamels, Wilson, A-Rod, Prado, Jagielo, Tulowitzki

Another big mailbag this week. Thirteen questions. Use the “For The Mailbag” widget in the sidebar to send us anything throughout the week. I know it doesn’t look like the question gets submitted, but trust me, it does. Alex asks: Which trade would you rather make: 2 of the top 3 Yankees prospects, plus another [...] Mailbag: Hamels, Wilson, A-Rod, Prado, Jagielo, Tulowitzki is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Mailbag: Hamels, Wilson, A-Rod, Prado, Jagielo, Tulowitzki appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Over the Monster Dec 19, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Cole Hamels, Rick Porcello

Today's links look at Mookie Betts' projections, the potential for a Cole Hamels deal and what the Red Sox can do for Rick Porcello going forward. How good does Bill James think Mookie Betts can be? (NESN Video) Why there's no need to rush into a deal for Cole Hamels. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) What changes will be coming to MLB following the ending of the Cuban embargo? (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) A look at what the Red Sox can do for Rick Porcello... (Scott Spratt; Fangraphs) ... the mostly likely path to the playoffs for every team in the AL East ... (David Schoenfield;...
Boston Herald Dec 19, 2014
No reason to rush into Cole Hamels deal

No reason to rush into Cole Hamels deal

A few weeks ago, an executive from a team that had spoken with the Phillies about trading for Cole Hamels speculated that Philadelphia’s asking price — a multiplayer package headed by at least two “elite” prospects — would invariably come down later in the offseason.Don’t count on it.
Express-Times Dec 15, 2014
MLB hot stove: Phillies ace Cole Hamels would welcome a trade to team 'that wants to win'

MLB hot stove: Phillies ace Cole Hamels would welcome a trade to team 'that wants to win'

Phillies ace sounded open to a trade during a weekend radio interview.
Friars on Base Dec 15, 2014

Hot Stove Chatter: Padres Interested in Cole Hamels?

We’ve already seen the Padres go big bat hunting in the almost completed deal for Matt Kemp. While the search for additional offense is on, it appears, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, that the Padres may go ace pitching hunting too. Cole Hamels, LHP, Phillies — The Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, and […] Hot Stove Chatter: Padres Interested in Cole Hamels? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cole Hamels hoping to play for team 'that wants to win'

Cole Hamels wants to play for a winning team in 2015, and he understands if the Phillies must trade him.
Boston Herald Dec 15, 2014
Red Sox Beat: Baltimore bucked ace trend

Red Sox Beat: Baltimore bucked ace trend

Let’s get this out of the way: There’s still time — a lot of time — for the Red Sox to acquire an ace.Pitchers don’t have to report to Fort Myers until Feb. 20. Opening Day isn’t until April 6. And there’s always the July 31 trade deadline. So there’s no rush if the Sox — who still have payroll flexibility and a deep inventory of prospects — want to either throw $100 million at James Shields or swing a deal for Cole Hamels, or Jordan Zimmermann or Johnny Cueto.But do they really have to?
KFFL Dec 14, 2014

Astros | Sleeper in Cole Hamels talks?

The Houston Astros are a darkhorse candidate in talks for Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.
Fenway Nation Dec 12, 2014

Joe Kelly Inclusion Key To Cole Hamels Trade?

Hamles (L); Kelly (R)According to FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Phillies could still pull off a deal that would send Cole Hamels to Boston. The key, apparently, is if starter Joe Kelly is included in the deal. It's widely believed that any trade for Hamels would also have to include one or two of Boston's elite prospects. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is feeling the pressure of media and fans to upgrade what amounts to a rotation full of number three starters. Stay tuned.

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