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Report: Hamels is On the Block, Dodgers Kicking Tires

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, July 28, 2014 04:13 PM | Comments: 7
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Update: ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports the Phillies are only willing to eat about $10 million of the approximately $90 million that remains on Hamels contract. According to Stark, the Phillies are asking for teams’ three or four best prospects in one shot for Hamels while teams have been turned off by the amount of money left on Hamels’ contract.

Be sure to tune into 97.5 the Fanatic tonight at 6 PM to hear Stark and our Pat Gallen discuss Hamels and, I’m sure, much more.

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Is he or isn’t he? Just three days away from the MLB trade deadline, nobody seems to know.

Per Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, LHP Cole Hamels is reportedly on the trading block. Morosi reports that the Phillies price tag is currently very high and other outlets have reported that the Phillies are looking for at least three pieces in return for Hamels.

Despite starting the season on the disabled list, Hamels is having one of the best seasons of his career, posting a 2.72 ERA in 122 1/3 IP. Hamels has been among the best pitchers in the National League since 2006, leading the NL in fWAR in that time period.

Morosi notes that the Dodgers are interested in the Californian lefty and that they are one of nine teams Hamels can be traded to without his consent.

Analysis: Any trade for Hamels would likely have to include Joc Pederson and maybe even Corey Seager, two blue-chip prospects that the Dodgers have been reportedly unwilling to move in trades. 17-year old LHP Julio Urias could be a name to watch out for in a potential Hamels deal as well as the Mexican-native has seen his stock skyrocket in 2014.

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  • Posts: 0 Mike Gibson

    Joc Pederson, yes. if he’s not included, no Hamels.

     
  • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

    I would say all three of those guys for hamels is a great deal…
    but if it came down to it then pederson and seager would be a good haul as well… Seager could probably shift to third or a corner outfield spot, I doubt he will stick at short for long…

     
  • Posts: 0 Scotty Ingerton

    You’d need at least two of those three guys. I hope they work something out…you can tell Hamels has been frustrated here the past two seasons. He deserves to be someplace where he has a chance to win.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    I think all 3 must be included. Cole is a stud #1. While each of those 3 are highly touted, they simply are prospects. Risk is involved on both sides, but I’d take the sure thing versus an unknown entity.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jael

    No keep cole hamels

     
  • Posts: 0 aruiz4927 .

    I do that trade I bet Kemp is going to be part of it as well

     
    • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

      If the Phillies don’t want to eat a lot of salary for Cole’s contract, Kemp probably is involved in some way. Perhaps they take Byrd or Papelbon as well and so long as Pederson and Seager are involved I’d be OK with Kemp and then maybe move him in the off-season.

       
 
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