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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies have told teams to this point that Cole Hamels is unavailable.
It doesn't jibe with previous reports that have indicated the Phillies are at least entertaining the possibility of dealing Hamels. Perhaps they just haven't liked what other teams have been willing to offer and are pulling Hamels off the block for that reason. Whatever the reason, the Phils could still conceivably change their minds before the end of the month. At the moment, though, it appears Hamels isn't going anywhere.
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies "have been discouraged" by what they're hearing from other teams on Cole Hamels.
Cafardo says that Hamels will be traded if the Phils can get a team to cover his entire contract while also surrendering three top prospects. So far, however, it doesn't appear likely that they'll get what they're asking for. For what it's worth, previous reports have indicated Philly is unlikely to trade Hamels and that they'd much prefer to deal Cliff Lee.
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Cole Hamels held the Braves to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Phillies' 2-1 victory.
Hamels was superb, striking out nine batters and issuing zero walks. The one run he gave up was on a Chris Johnson RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hamels is 4-5 on the season with a 2.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 115 strikeouts in 114 1/3 total frames. He'll take on the Giants at home next week.
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Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears that the Phillies are "currently showing no inclination" to trade Cole Hamels.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Red Sox have been scouting Hamels. However, Bradford says that while Boston checked in on the left-hander's availability earlier this season, they haven't had any recent discussions with the Phillies. Even if Philly indeed hasn't placed Hamels on the trade block, they could always be persuaded if a team gives them a good enough offer.
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox were one of a few teams to scout Cole Hamels last week.
The Red Sox figure to be sellers at the trade deadline, but Hamels still has four years remaining on his contract after this season. The Phillies haven't given any indication that they'll shop Hamels this month, but they also haven't dismissed the idea. If they do put him on the block, potential suitors will surely line up even with the lefty's big contract.
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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that Cole Hamels can be traded to the Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres without his permission.
The left-hander is able to block a deal to the other 21 clubs. There's been no indication to this point that the Phillies could shop Hamels, but he would surely bring the most in return if they did decide to consider it. The left-hander holds a 2.87 ERA this season and still has four seasons remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
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Cole Hamels allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a victory over the Brewers.
The win was his first since June 6, even though he had allowed a total of nine runs -- eight earned -- in his previous five starts, twice pitching shutout ball in that span. He's 3-5 with a 2.87 for the year. The Phillies scored a total of six runs in his losses.
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Cole Hamels fell to 2-5, allowing three runs over five innings as the Marlins shut out the Phillies 5-0 on Wednesday.
The Phillies again failed to give Hamels run support, but Hamels struggled more on Wednesday than he did at any point in June. The lefty needed 97 pitches to get through five innings (thanks to a 34-pitch first inning), allowing five hits, walking four, and striking out three. Hamels still has a 2.98 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 94/33 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back in his next start against the Brewers on the road.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Blue Jays are on Cole Hamels' no-trade list.
There's been no indication that the Phillies will shop Hamels, but if they do it sounds like sending him to Toronto won't be an option. The left-hander has four years plus an option remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
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Cole Hamels got a no-decision, allowing three runs over seven innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 5-3 in 14 innings on Thursday.
All three came on solo home runs to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the third inning, to Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth, and to Marcell Ozuna in the seventh. Overall, Hamels allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out seven. All six of Hamels' June starts have registered as quality starts, and he now has a 2.84 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 91/29 K/BB ratio in 88 2/3 innings. He'll face the Marlins again next week on the road.