Cole Hamels RUMORS & NEWS

  • No reason to rush into Cole Hamels deal

    Boston Herald "A few weeks ago, an executive from a team that had spoken with the Phillies about trading for Cole Hamels speculated that Philadelphia’s asking price — a multiplayer package headed by at least two “elite” prospects — would invariably come down later in the offseason. Don’t count on..." December 19

  • Red Sox, Dodgers become focus in potential Hamels trade

    CSN Philly "Jon Lester’s decision to sign with the Cubs over the Red Sox isn’t the best scenario for the Phillies, but it isn’t the worst either. The best scenario would have been Lester’s signing with the Giants. That way the Phillies could have leveraged the Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers against each other..." December 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Hamels likely Plan B for #RedSox if they fail to sign Lester. Could they get both? Not out of question, sources say.

  • The likelihood that Hamels is heading to the Dodgers

    Fox Sports "While recent reports have linked the Dodgers to Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, such a trade is unlikely — at least for now. The Phillies would want one of the Dodgers’ top position prospects, shortstop Corey Seager or outfielder Joc Pederson, in any Hamels deal, according to major-league..." December 04

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Los Angeles #Dodgers now also in pursuit of #Phillies ace Cole Hamels, joining #Redsox and others.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Los Angeles #Dodgers now also in pursuit of #Phillies ace Cole Hamels, joining #Redsox and others.

  • Phillies reportedly scouting Red Sox prospects for possible Cole Hamels trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "Things appear to be heating up on the possibility of the Phillies trading Cole Hamels to the Boston Red Sox front. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are doing background on three of the top prospects in the Red Sox organization including highly touted catcher Christian..." November 19

  • Cole Hamels wants out, but trade could be costly

    USA Today "Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels realizes that no one is going to feel sorry for him. You can't have Hollywood looks, marry a gorgeous actress, have two beautiful kids, sign a six-year, $144 million contract extension, and suddenly get sympathy cards because you're employed by the..." November 13

  • Cole Hamels knows it's go time in Philly

    USA Today "Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels realizes that no one is going to feel sorry for him. You can't have Hollywood looks, marry a gorgeous actress, have two beautiful kids, sign a six-year, $144 million contract extension, and suddenly get sympathy cards because you're employed by the..." November 13

  • Nats-Cubs trade rumor could reshape market for Hamels

    CSN Philly "A report surfaced Tuesday night that the Cubs and Nationals were engaged in trade discussions about starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. "One source said the teams have enough mutual interest that names have been discussed," Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote. "Another said he..." November 12

  • Cubs looking again at Cole Hamels, plus top free-agent pitchers "The Cubs, already connected heavily in speculative reports about top free-agent pitchers Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, are also interested in Cole Hamels, according to sources, and are expecting to talk to the Phillies about him. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Cubs will look into..." November 05

  • Cubs claim Cole Hamels off revocable trade waivers "The Cubs have claimed left-hander Cole Hamels off revocable trade waivers from the Phillies, Jon Heyman of has confirmed. Mike Missanelli of 97.5 the Fanatic first reported the claim. One of three things will happen now: The Phillies pull Hamels back off trade waivers and..." August 08

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    Mike Missanelli @MikeMiss975

    My info sez the CUBS put in the waiver claim on Cole Hamels. Would the Phils trade him there now and would Cole accept?

  • Report: Unidentified team claims Cole Hamels off waivers "An unidentified team has claimed Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels off waivers, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies have two days to construct a deal with that team or pull him back off waivers. Hamels has a partial no-trade clause and can only be traded to nine teams..." August 07

  • Phils don't seem very interested in trading Hamels, but they should be "Everyone who has talked to the Phillies about star left-hander Cole Hamels comes to the same conclusion: Philliy isn't serious about trading the lefty. The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion..." July 30

  • Exploring the Hamels-to-Dodgers trade possibility

    CSN Philly "National reports surfaced Monday night that the Phillies "have made Cole Hamels available" and the Dodgers are interested. It makes sense since L.A. is one of few teams -- maybe the only team -- equipped with the finances and elite prospects to pull off a blockbuster for the Phils' lefty..." July 29

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    To date, Phillies telling other teams Cole Hamels is not available.

  • Source: Nothing brewing on Sox-Hamels deal

    ESPN Boston "The Cole Hamels-to-the-Sox rumors, while making some modicum of sense, shouldn’t be taken too seriously, one major league source said Monday. The Phillies are actively shopping Cliff Lee, who came off the disabled list Monday night to start against the Giants, and are much more apt to keep Hamels...." July 22

  • The curious case of Boston's reported interest in Cole Hamels "No one can really be blamed for making a play for a great pitcher like Phillies star left-hander Cole Hamels. But in the case of the Red Sox, who have shown interest in Hamels according to the Boston Globe and others, it's maybe just a littler bit harder to understand. Boston offered its own..." July 20

  • Growing sense is Phillies would prefer to trade Lee than Hamels "The strong belief, based on talks so far with the Phillies, is that the team would much prefer to trade Cliff Lee than Cole Hamels. But, as one rival GM said, "Cliff Lee isn't pitching. So how can you make a deal for him today?" That is a fair point, but Lee is expected back soon from an..." July 18

  • Source: Phillies not looking to trade Hamels

    WEEI Boston "According a major league source, the Phillies are currently showing no inclination to trade Cole Hamels. Hamels has been the subject of rumors involving the Red Sox recently, with the Boston Globe suggesting the Red Sox might be viewing the lefty as a top-of-the-rotation replacement for Jon..." July 18

  • Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates

    Los Angeles Times "General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching. While he didn’t specifically..." July 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Cole Hamels can be traded to LAD, LAA, STL, WAS, ATL, NYY, BOS, TEX, SD without his permission, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

  • Cole Hamels not living up to massive contract

    CSN Philly "Here's a question nobody wants to ask: Is Cole Hamels living up to his contract? The reluctance to address the topic is understandable. Plenty have already questioned the contracts for Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon. If the idea starts circulating that Hamels, too, isn't living up to his..." May 08

  • Hernandez spells Hamels, shines in Phillies' win

    CSN Philly "Roberto Hernandez didn’t find out until Saturday afternoon he was starting against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon. Maybe Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg should keep these things secret from Hernandez more often. Making an emergency start in place of ailing Cole Hamels, who’s been battling..." May 05

  • Cole Hamels wasn’t too pleased at being pulled after 86 pitches

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels made his 2014 debut last night in Los Angeles and he pitched well, allowing two runs over six innings and tossing 86 pitches. Then Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the game. The problem: the Phillies’ bullpen sucks and last night they sucked again, allowing three runs. Another problem:..." April 24

  • Back and ready: It's Cole Hamels time

    CSN Philly "The wait is over. Cole Hamels makes his 2014 season debut Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. “I’m excited to see him,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It’s been a while. This is the day I’ve been waiting for. I like the possibilities of this rotation and..." April 23

  • Phillies activated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list

    Rotoworld "Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Dodgers. While it's not an ideal first matchup, the left-hander held a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 17 innings during his rehab assignment and can be safely penciled into fantasy lineups from the get-go. " April 23

  • Cole Hamels poised to return to rotation "In the last 2 days, the Phillies have watched the two pitchers atop their rotation post two of the team's top pitching performances of the young season. Cole Hamels looks plenty ready to join the party. In what was very likely his final minor league rehab start, Hamels pitched seven strong..." April 18

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Amaro also agrees Hamels might need just two more rehab starts. Pitching Saturday and April 17, which could have him back by April 22.

  • Hamels could pitch for Phillies in 2 weeks

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels could be ready to pitch for the Phillies as they wrap up a three-city west-coast trip in two weeks. Maybe. Hamels, working his way back to the rotation with an extended spring training of sorts, is scheduled to pitch for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers on Friday in Lakeland,..." April 08

  • Cole Hamels solid in minor-league outing

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels threw 44 pitches and recorded 10 outs against 12 hitters in a minor-league outing on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. Pitching for Single A Lakewood against Single A Clearwater in a game between Phils' minor leaguers, Hamels struck out three, walked two and gave up a pair of hits and a..." April 02

  • Cole Hamels returns to mound "Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game, his first outing of the spring as he works to recover from biceps tendinitis. The left-hander said he felt well after recording nine outs and throwing 20 of 30 pitches for strikes against Pittsburgh's..." March 27

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    Matt Gelb @magelb

    Cole Hamels was thrilled with his bullpen session. Threw twice in three days. "Now I just have to get the innings," he said.

  • Bullpen session a positive step for Hamels "Cole Hamels called this a big week, and Wednesday represented another step forward for him. Hamels threw 40-plus pitches in a bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK on Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday. Hamels..." March 19

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Hamels threw bullpen this morning. McClure said it went well. Chance Hamels could pitch in game this month, but ...

  • Cole Hamels will test his sore left shoulder Wednesday by throwing a bullpen session

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels arrived at the Phillies’ spring training complex last month with tendinitis in his left shoulder and then suffered a setback last Friday. He’s hoping this week will finally bring some amount of progress.’s Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels is scheduled to toss a..." March 11

  • Cole Hamels suffers setback; could miss April "On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session...." March 06

  • Cole Hamels throws for the first time since shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels still may have to begin the season on the disabled list because offseason shoulder tendinitis put him behind schedule in Phillies camp, but this morning the left-hander felt good enough to throw his first bullpen session of spring training." February 26

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Two updates: Hamels aiming to throw off mound for first time a week from today. Adams threw flat ground today, aiming for Feb.27 off mound.

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Cole Hamels says he is behind in throwing program because of shoulder tendinitis this off season. Feels good now but behind. More coming

  • Cole Hamels hits on the issues: Team chemistry

    CSN Philly "In five of his first six major league seasons, Cole Hamels experienced the thrill of postseason baseball. But he and his Phillies teammates have spent the last two Octobers at home. “It’s been miserable,” Hamels said Monday. “I don’t even want to watch the postseason. I want to be part of..." January 28

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades.

  • Cole Hamels, Phillies tame Mets, 6-2 "In a season where Murphy’s Law has been in place for the first five months at least the Phillies can enter the final month of 2013 not having to worry about a thing concerning Cole Hamels. Despite his league leading loss total the 29-year-old lefthander has slowly but surely looked like..." August 29

  • Hamels quiets Werth and Phillies beat Nationals 4-2 "Dan Baker paused for drama. The public address announcer did not speak until the cheers for a Cole Hamels strikeout subsided. Finally, he bellowed those three words. Rightfielder Jayson Werth! A thinned crowd at Citizens Bank Park hung on every pitch Tuesday in the critical moment of a 4-2..." July 10

  • Hamels earns much-needed win, helps Phils improve to .500

    CSN Philly "There have been a few comparisons regarding Cole Hamels’ rough 2009 season, where he went 10-11 with a 4.32 ERA and bombed during the playoffs a year after he was the MVP of the NLCS and World Series, and the difficult start to the 2013 season. Those comparisons are silly, Hamels says. “In..." June 06

  • Hamels' misfortunes continue in loss to Nationals

    CSN Philly "If Cole Hamels is feeling frustrated by the lack of support from his teammates, he did a pretty good job masking it after Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 loss to Washington at Nationals Park. Though he was masterful through six innings, trading zero after zero on the scoreboard with Nats ace Stephen..." May 27

  • Cole Hamels drops to 1-8 as Phillies fall to Nats

    Courier-Post "Cole Hamels looked sharp in his navy blue suit as he talked about his mostly sharp performance 30 minutes after Sunday’s game, five days after he refused to speak to the media following a tough loss in Miami. Hamels didn’t say much. He spoke of how baseball can be a cruel game sometimes, and..." May 27

  • Struggling Hamels brushes off reporters again "The last time Cole Hamels threw a pitch with his team in the lead was April 7. It was a crisp Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, in the high 50s, with the wind gusting to center. The season was six games old. In the fifth inning, Billy Butler smashed a 92-m.p.h. Hamels fastball to left for a..." May 22

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels needs an adjustment "THREE MONTHS ago, before the official announcement, Roy Halladay endorsed Cole Hamels as the new leader of the Phillies' rotation. Halladay had started 10 straight times on Opening Day, dating back to his days in Toronto, but in the early part of spring training the aging veteran acknowledged..." May 16