Cole Hamels Update: One of Phillies’ Top Scouts Reportedly at Red Sox Camp

According to reports from Nick Cafardo and the Boston Herald, Charlie Kerfeld was at the Red Sox facility on Monday. Kerfeld is one of Ruben Amaro Jr.’s top advisors and he was in Fort Myers to get additional looks at the players the Phillies would like to acquire in a deal with the Red Sox […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies’ GM Doubts a Trade Will Happen

Spring Training is underway throughout baseball and Cole Hamels is in Clearwater preparing for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Yankees. The Phillies are in no rush to trade Cole Hamels as Ruben Amaro Jr. waits to see which team will step up and pay the asking price he’s set for the […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Throws BP and Cubs News from Day Eight of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 5 days The Cubs completed their third full day of practice Friday. Joe Maddon said there is not an Intrasquad game scheduled and there doesn’t look like there will be a scrimmage between teammates prior to the Cactus League openers on Thursday. The weather is looking questionable for the […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Reportedly Not Making Progress in Talks with Red Sox

Spring Training is underway, the exhibition season begins next week and Cole Hamels does not appear to be on his way out of Clearwater anytime soon. Despite interest from a handful of teams, Ruben Amaro Jr. is not backing off his demands and is waiting for a team to pay his price to acquire Cole […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies’ GM Said Demands Will Not Change

Cole Hamels faced the media onslaught Saturday in Clearwater and while he did not back down from the comments he made to Bob Nightengale, he was more diplomatic in what could be the first of many rounds with the media before he’s finally traded. Ruben Amaro Jr. addressed what many in the game think is […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Spring Has Sprung

Pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training and the on the field workouts officially began Friday. And Joe Maddon kept the media hopping for the first three days of his camp. The Cubs unveiled the patch the team will wear throughout the season to honor Ernie Banks. South Bend Cubs owner, Andrew Berlin, announced […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs One of the Four Likeliest Landing Spots?

According to Jim Duquette, the Cubs are one of the four likeliest landing spots for Cole Hamels. And Jim Bowden has heard, but has not been able to confirm, the Cubs are one of the four teams that have made a real trade offer to the Phillies for Cole Hamels. Ruben Amaro Jr. and Pat […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Hamels Wants to Be Traded to a Team with a Chance to Win

The Phillies continue to shop LHP Cole Hamels. Teams are interested in trading for him but just not at Ruben Amaro Jr.’s asking price and Hamels admitted Monday he would like to be traded to a team that has a chance to win for the duration of his current contract. Cole Hamels reported to Spring […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Red Sox Reportedly Not Close on Any Sort of a Trade

The search has begun for the four teams that made a real trade offer to the Phillies for Cole Hamels. And according to Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are one of the four teams. Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly last week that as many as eight teams have kicked the tires […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

Last week Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury that four teams have made real trade offers for Cole Hamels. Amaro Jr. did not provide details, which teams he was referring to or the identity of the four other teams that has kicked the tires on Hamels at some point this winter. It is unclear if Ruben […]


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