Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Asking Price Has Not Come Down

Cole Hamels hasn’t exactly gotten off to a good start this season. Hamels has only faced two teams in the Red Sox and Nationals, but only his first start against the Nationals looked like a Cole Hamels’ outing. The Phillies haven’t officially announced which game of the Marlins series Hamels will start. He’s in line […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Just Keep Talking and Listening

Cole Hamels is not having the best Spring Training, but he’s healthy and working through command issues that are being blamed for his numbers. And unless there is a major shift in the Phillies demands or teams like the Red Sox or Rangers cave and give Ruben Amaro Jr. what he wants for Hamels, he […]


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The Daily CCO: All About The Bryant and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Kris Bryant is the talk of baseball right now. The Chicago and National media are focused on the Cubs’ top prospect. Jon Heyman said Bryant is putting on a show and putting pressure on the Cubs while Peter Gammons tweeted the reality of what it would mean to the Cubs long term for him to […]


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Cole Hamels Update: One Team Might Have Recently Separated Itself from the Pack

Cole Hamels completed his second spring start Wednesday. The Pirates touched up Hamels for two runs on three hits in three innings. Hamels struck out one and walked two. Both runs off Hamels came courtesy of Jordy Mercer, a two-run homer with two outs in the third inning. In two starts (five innings) Hamels has […]


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Cole Hamels Update: At Least Five Teams Reportedly Showing Interest

The Cole Hamels rumors have increased over the last two days. When news surfaced that Rangers’ right-hander Yu Darvish is likely facing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Texas was immediately viewed as a landing spot for Hamels. Rangers’ surgeon Keith Meister discovered a slight tear in Darvish’s ulnar collateral ligament and recommended the surgery. Darvish is […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester, Expectations and the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs set another Spring Training attendance record as Sloan Park was packed with fans of all ages to watch Jon Lester pitch for the first time in a Cubs’ uniform. On the field, the Cubs could not hold another late-inning lead on Friday and slipped to 0-2-1 in Cactus League play. But Lester’s performance […]


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

According to reports from Nick Cafardo and the Boston Herald, Charley 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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