The possibility of Cole Hamels being traded later this month was a hot topic at All-Star festivities on Monday.

Hamels answered waves of reporters' questions on the subject.

Teammate Jonathan Papelbon answered one question about it – and the Phillies' closer gave a stern response.

Papelbon was asked how the Phillies' clubhouse would react if Hamels was traded.

"I don't know," he said, at first pondering the question. "That's hard to say. I definitely don't think we should [trade him]. I don't think he's trying to jump ship by any means.