Ruben Amaro spoke with Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio with Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy today about the topic of (guess who) Cole Hamels.
In a quick cut of the full interview, Amaro says it’s a “fluid situation” and they won’t shut talks down when the season starts, if possible. Amaro continues on saying that he has a great relationship with Hamels’ agent, John Boggs. This is somewhat contrary to whispers I’ve heard this offseason that the Phillies sent a low-ball offer to Hamels and his representatives.
Either way, people are praying he returns (for the most part, and if you’re not, join the hymn). We look for any sliver of hope, but right now, Amaro continues to say they will talk or they hope to get it done, but nothing is even close to concrete. The closer we get to the season, the scarier the situation becomes.