The Daily CCO: Phillies Unlikely to Trade Cole Hamels and Cubs News and Notes

The Phillies have been listening to offers for Cole Hamels since at least last summer when the Cubs claimed him off waivers. But teams are not stepping up to pay the high price for Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday he doesn’t foresee trading his southpaw. According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer […]


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Phillies Reportedly in Staredowns in Negotiations for Cole Hamels

According to a report from Hardball Talk citing Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly as the source, the Phillies negotiations for Cole Hamels are at a standstill. Jim Salisbury reported “the Phillies are involved in staredowns with four teams involving Cole Hamels.” The Red Sox, Cardinals, Rangers and Padres are apparently the four teams Ruben Amaro […]


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Phillies Not Backing Down in Talks for Cole Hamels

With reporting dates for pitchers and catchers across the league quickly approaching, several top of the rotation starters remain available either on the free agent market or via a trade. Scott Boras is searching for a team to pay big bucks for Max Scherzer and the James Shields market is picking up with the Diamondbacks […]


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Cardinals Reportedly Exploring Trades for LHP Cole Hamels, LHP David Price or Signing RHP Max Scherzer

After reportedly kicking the tires on Jon Lester early in the off-season, the Cardinals are exploring ways to add an ace to its rotation. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Cardinals looking into acquiring LHP Cole Hamels from the Phillies or LHP David Price from the Tigers and discussing […]


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The Daily CCO: Padres Talking to Phillies about Hamels? And Cubs News and Notes

According to a report from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, the Padres and Phillies have discussed a trade for Cole Hamels. And those talks could include newly acquired Wil Myers. Bob Nightengale confirmed Ryan Lawrence’s report. The Padres are not on Cole Hamels no-trade list. The Phillies are looking for “two […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes While Waiting for the Front Office’s Next Move

Saturday came and went with no movement on the Welington Castillo front or an acknowledgement from the team that David Ross had agreed to a two-year contract. Speculation continued as to where the Cubs could trade Castillo and what he might bring in return. The Cubs have a full 40-man roster with Ross’ contract pending. […]


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Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]


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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Playing Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Javier Baez has been cleared to play winter ball according to Carrie Muskat. Baez is playing ball in Puerto Rico starting on Dec. 11 for Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League. When a report surfaced in late October, Baez was expected to report to his winter ball team on Dec. 3. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]


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