11:22 PM EDT, Mon August 03, 2015
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Cole Hamels praises Astros while explaining why he stuck with no-trade list

ARLINGTON — Rangers lefthander Cole Hamels had plenty of praise for the Astros even though he turned down a trade to Houston a few days before the Phillies officially sent him to Arlington at the trade deadline last week. Hamels had a no-trade clause in his contract with only nine of 29 teams as acceptable […]
philly.com 22 hours ago

Phillies Notebook: Matt Harrison settling in with Phillies, bad back and all

The veteran lefthander acquired in the Cole Hamels trade likely won’t be counted on to pitch again until next season.
Lookout Landing Aug 2, 2015

Lookout Linkage, 8/2/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Good morning everyone! The trade deadline has come and passed, so let's try to break down everything that happened: Mariners' top prospect Alex Jackson will miss a week or two with a hand injury. Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs projects what kinds of careers the prospects acquired in the Dustin Ackley trade will have. Angels' starter C.J. Wilson is likely to miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury. Cole Hamels reportedly told the Phillies that he would not accept a trade to the Astros. The...

Lone Star natives outshine Cole Hamels as Pence, Belt power Giants to comeback win

ARLINGTON, Texas – If the Giants had a little more fruit on the minor league vine, and the willingness to pluck it, Cole Hamels easily could have started on their side Saturday night. They came close enough to making a… Continue Reading → The post Lone Star natives outshine Cole Hamels as Pence, Belt power Giants to comeback win appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants win on homers in 11th, spoil Hamels’ Texas debut

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Giants are a royal pain for Cole Hamels. A lovely story was playing out for the left-handed ace in his Rangers debut Saturday night, only to be spoiled by the Giants. With a three-run lead, Hamels exited with two outs in the eighth inning to a grand ovation by 41,114 fans, more than 8,500 of whom purchased tickets after Hamels was dealt from Philadelphia. He waved his hand in appreciation, then watched the Giants rally to tie the score in the eighth and win in the 11th 9-7 on solo homers by a couple of big Texans,...
philly.com Aug 1, 2015

Some familiarity for Hamels in Rangers debut

ARLINGTON, Texas - The color of the jersey and cap were the same. He was with the Phillies, so he must have wanted to wear the red, one security guard at Globe Life Park said to another as Cole Hamels took the mound for his Texas Rangers debut against the San Francisco Giants.

New catcher to work with Cole Hamels in Texas Rangers debut

ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers will go with the new battery of left-hander Cole Hamels and Bobby Wilson on Saturday against San Francisco. Both players joined the club on Friday: Hamels through a blockbuster deal with Philadelphia; Wilson on a …
New York Daily News Aug 1, 2015
Harper: Yankees taking huge risk by relying on farm system

Harper: Yankees taking huge risk by relying on farm system

The first-place Yankees need a starting pitcher and they had the trade chips to acquire David Price. Or Cole Hamels.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

Did Amaro just save his job?

Ruben Amaro Jr. was supposed to be explaining why he and the Phillies had traded Cole Hamels and what they had received in return, but for a few seconds Friday afternoon, he did something rather remarkable, shrinking the Citizens Bank Park news conference room into a confessional.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

Rangers welcome their new ace - Cole Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas - Cole Hamels' final magical moment in a Phillies uniform last week was closely watched more than 2,000 miles away in Anaheim, Calif. As the players, coaches and manager of the Texas Rangers awaited the start of their Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Angels, they got caught up in what was going down at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

For Phillies, Cole Hamels: Trade is official

Thirteen years after he came to the Phillies as an 18-year-old kid from San Diego with a prized left arm, Cole Hamels arrived to Citizens Bank Park with his two sons, Caleb, 5, and Braxton, 3, by his side.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

Phillies catcher Ruiz says he will miss Cole Hamels

Philllies catcher Carlos Ruiz had developed a special bond with Cole Hamels, so on the day the Hamels trade to the Texas Rangers was made official, Ruiz said he will truly miss catching the lefthander.

Cole Hamels: 'There is still a chance' for Texas Rangers in 2015

ARLINGTON – Wearing a blue plaid shirt, a perfectly trimmed beard and bearing thanks for a long career with Philadelphia, Cole Hamels on Friday said he hopes to pitch in “decisive games,” for the Rangers. And he means this year. …

Philly newspaper gives Cole Hamels heartfelt goodbye

The Philadelphia Inquirer will give Cole Hamels a heartfelt goodbye with this full page tribute on Friday: .@PhillyInquirer full page Goodbye #ColeHamels graphic, by @matt_breen @romenesko
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

A narrative timeline of Cole Hamels' Phillies career

The Phillies drafted Cole Hamels with the 17th overall pick in 2002. There were concerns that Hamels was a risky choice.

Cole Hamels Photos

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