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The Padres have had discussions about trading for Hamels with Wil Myers as potential bait, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The Phillies are shopping Hamels and are reportedly looking for two or three premium prospects in return. Myers, who is under team control for five more seasons, would likely be an enticing piece of any package for Hamels.

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The Phillies are looking for at least three top prospects in any potential deal for Hamels, CSN Philly reports.

The Phillies are entering a rebuilding phase and are listening to offers for Hamels. The team reportedly wants two prospects that can play in the majors right now and one that isn't far away in any deal for Hamels. It is a high asking price, but the Phillies are under no pressure to move Hamels, who is under contract for four more years at $96 million. The Cubs and Red Sox are two teams that are known to have interest in Hamels.

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Hamels has until Nov. 1 to update his 20-team no-trade list, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

It is noteworthy because there is a good chance the Phillies will at least explore trading Hamels this offseason. He was 9-9 with a career-best 2.46 ERA and a 198:59 K:BB ratio in 204.2 innings this season. Interim club president Pat Gillick said this week that the Phillies are entering a rebuilding mode and likely won't contend until 2017 or 2018. Hamels is the team's most valuable trade chip and would bring back elite prospects in any deal.

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Hamels allowed two runs on three hits over eight innings in a loss to the Braves on Sunday. He struck out seven and walked one.

The Phillies were held to one run, wasting another fine performance by Hamels. He finishes the year 9-9 with a career-best 2.46 ERA and a 198:59 K:BB ratio in 204.2 innings.

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Hamels gave up two earned runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings Tuesday against the Marlins.

As has been the case for most of the season, Hamels was not given any run support from his teammates, and was the tough-luck loser. Hamels was actually the only player on the Phillies with an extra-base hit against the Marlins on Tuesday. His 9-8 record certainly won't jump off the page, but his 2.47 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 191 strikeouts in 196.2 innings demonstrates just how valuable he's been this season. He'll start the Phillies' final game of the season Sunday against the Braves.

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Hamels is on track to start the final game of the season Sunday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

As of now, the Phillies have not revealed any plans to shut Hamels down after his start against the Marlins on Tuesday night. While the team is well out of contention, Hamels projects to throw his fewest number of innings since 2009, so overworking the 30-year-old is not a major concern. Last season, Hamels threw 220.0 innings, and heading into Tuesday's start he sits at 189.2.

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Hamels allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings Wednesday to pick up his ninth win of the season. He struck out nine and walked one.

Hamels has a 1.86 ERA in 21 starts since June 1, which is second-best in the NL to Clayton Kershaw. He is scheduled to make two more starts this season.

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Hamels tossed seven innings against the Marlins on Friday night, surrendering just one earned run on nine hits and a walk while recording six strikeouts.

Hamels continued his strong second half Friday night, as he now sports an outstanding 1.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 over 11 starts since the All-Star break. The Phillies' lefty has certainly been one of the NL's best during this stretch and will look to keep it rolling Wednesday versus the Padres.

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Hamels took the loss despite the quality start he recorded Sunday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.1 innings.

Hamels also struck out seven in the game, but was bitten by the home run bug twice in the game, which accounted for two of the three runs scored against him. He had good stuff Sunday, getting 17 swing-and-miss strikes, but his two mistakes and the lack of run support cost him a chance at a win. The Phillies' ace will look to continue his phenomenal season (2.56 ERA and 1.17 WHIP) against the Marlins on Friday.

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Hamels earned the win by tossing six of the Phillies' nine hitless innings Monday afternoon against the Braves.

The Phillies' lefty struggled with his control in this one, walking five to effectively end his chance at tossing the no-hitter by himself. Hamels has been brilliant this season, allowing three or fewer runs in every start since May 27. He faces the Nationals this weekend in his next start.