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Should Hamels Get a Pass for Being Honest?

Cole Hamels stopped short of demanding a trade. However, his intentions are well known and his frustrations with the Phillies organization are easily felt through his comments to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Yesterday, Hamels said:

“I just want to win. “That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here.

“This isn’t what I expected. It’s not what the Phillies expected, either. But it’s reality.”

We’re all aware that’s true. Even the most bullish Phillies fans on planet earth can agree there’s little chance the team makes a strong push for the postseason this year.

Hamels knows it, too. And is that OK?

We all seem to enjoy when our favorite athletes answer questions as honestly as possible. Hamels did just that, and while many understand why he’d say it, there are other fans who don’t want to hear it.

Which side are you on?

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