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Report: Hamels Not Available

According to two separate Boston Red Sox reporters, the Phillies are not interested in dealing ace lefty Cole Hamels. The 2008 World Series MVP, still just 30, is owed about $90 million over the next four seasons but should be worth the money: Hamels is durable, making 28 or more starts in every season since his first full Major League season in 2007, and leads all NL pitchers in fWAR while ranking third in starts and innings since 2006. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Red Sox had inquired about the availability of Hamels early in the season but nothing came of it.



  1. Jael

    July 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Cole hamels is a keeper just like Aj Burnett cliff lee kyle David Buchanan . We can gave the red sox Roberto Hernandez

    • Hogey's Role

      July 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

      And get a bucket of balls in return?? Get real

  2. MadDawg

    July 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Kendrick needs to go. He can’t pitch.

  3. ryguy80

    July 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Extremely shortsighted of the Phillies not to move Hamels. He’s the only one who would bring you back the type of talent the Phils need to rebuild.

    Trade Hamels and then sign a FA of Hamels caliber in 2016 or 2017 when you think you can compete.

    • Charlie

      July 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      I agree with you.

  4. Hogey's Role

    July 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I keep cole hamels, but everyone else in the rotation is available in my opinion… I keep everyone in the bullpen except papelbon… I keep utley and Rollins but try to trade anyone else we can move for good prospects

  5. Lefty

    July 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    My feeling is that Hamels is available for the right price. These reporters don’t know what that price is, maybe Red Sox management doesn’t either. Maybe their offer was ridiculously low and the Phils countered with- “sorry he’s not available”. Then they tell the reporters the same.

    Just my opinion, but for the right price?, for a superstar stud, or a haul of prospects? everyone is available.

    • Hogey's Role

      July 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      I would assume for hamels’ productivity and price, the phils would have to be blown away, like 2-3 top prospects with at least 1 being a future ace pitcher

      • Lefty

        July 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        Agreed, they would have to be. And I’m happy they would take a hard stance for Hamels. But if the Angels for instance, went looney and offered Trout for him, wouldn’t he then be available?

        I didn’t read exactly what the Boston reporters said, just this piece. But if they reported that he’s not available TO the Red Sox for THEIR present offer- well that’s one thing. That doesn’t mean the “Phillies are not interested in dealing Ace lefty Cole Hamels” .

      • Lefty

        July 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        And if I’m just being picky over wording, well that’s too bad, I haven’t seen my Phils play since Sunday and I’m getting cranky 🙂

      • Hogey's Role

        July 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm

        Lol I agree with what your saying lefty, and if the angels offer trout, I give the angels whatever they want, lol

  6. BOB

    July 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm


    • Lefty

      July 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Trivia question::::::

      What do Alcides Escobar, Denard Span and Dee Gprdon have in common?

      These three guys are hardly known as baseball strong men, but each currently have a higher slugging percentage than Ryan Howard.

      • Hogey's Role

        July 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm

        Lol awesome stat lefty….

        And bob, while most of us would hardly be sad to see Howard go, idk if I see it happening….

        I’m really hoping trades will start happening soon however

      • Lefty

        July 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        I just read it somewhere- then verified it. Pretty unbelievable huh?

      • Scotty Ingerton

        July 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        $25 million a year doesn’t go as far as it used to. I was reading an old column that came out shortly after the Howard extension:

        “…Amaro is well aware that most players decline in their 30s. But the Phillies, perhaps more than most teams, value makeup. They clearly are not beholden to sabermetric thinking.

        In fact, when I asked Amaro in a follow-up e-mail how he views RBIs – a statistic often downplayed by sabermetricians – he responded with a reply that is sure to send the numbers crowd into spasms of rage.

        “The sabermetricians are welcome to have their opinions about our business; however, I choose to ignore their opinions,” Amaro said.

        Well, Amaro is getting criticized for the Howard deal not just by sabermetricians, but also by rival executives.”

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