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Phillies stay hot, clobber Braves, 9-3

The Phillies may not be turning heads, but at least they haven't succumbed to the easiest of temptations - packing it in following a seemingly hopeless first half of the season. On the day Cole Hamels' departure to Texas was made official, the Phillies continued their unexpected second-half turnaround with a 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

via Erie Times News
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 pm

For Phillies, Cole Hamels: Trade is official

Thirteen years after he came to the Phillies as an 18-year-old kid from San Diego with a prized left arm, Cole Hamels arrived at Citizens Bank Park with his two sons, Caleb, 5, and Braxton, 3, by his side. They watched from the front row Friday afternoon as their father, sporting a plaid blue button-down and the beard he has worn most of the season, attempted to contextualize his time with the only major league baseball organization he had ever known.

via Erie Times News
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 pm

Revere Goes to the Jays at Trade Deadline

... prospects. The Revere trade was the final in a series of moves this week that saw the team say goodbye to Cole Hamels , Jake Diekman , and Jonathan Papelbon earlier. The three deals ultimately yielded the club a half-dozen new pitching prospects, as ...

via That Balls Outta Here
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 pm

Cole Hamels trade: Phillies GM Ruben Amaro learned from disastrous Cliff Lee deal

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he learned a lesson from the disastrous Cliff Lee trade following the 2009 season that he applied to his negotiations with the Texas Rangers this week. The Phillies traded ace Cole Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the Rangers for pitcher Matt Harrison and five prospects.

via NJ.com
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Lots of buyers at trade deadline

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some.

via The Daily Record
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Reports: Texas Rangers acquire lefty Cole Hamels from Philadelphia Phillies

The Rangers took a big step toward returning to contention in the years ahead by acquiring Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels in a blockbuster trade Wednesday night, according to various media outlets. Texas also received pitcher Jake Diekman in exchange for a package laden with prospects, including catcher Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams , and pitchers Alec Asher, Jason Thompson and Jerad Eickhoff.

via UPI
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Notes: Pirates promote Josh Bell to Indianapolis, place A.J. Burnett on DL

... this very often, but you know who did really well at the trade deadline? The Phillies. I hadn't looked into the Cole Hamels trade too closely before today, but the Phillies nailed it, getting three really good prospects in Nick Williams, Jake ...

via Bucs Dugout
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Red Sox Beat: No point in dealing now

... It's little wonder that the only notable pitchers without expiring contracts who changed teams were ace lefty Cole Hamels (from the Phillies to the Rangers in a deal that included three of Texas' top five prospects), 24-year-old lefty Alex Wood ...

via Boston Herald
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Early homers for Rangers in 6-3 win over Giants, Bumgarner

... in the Giants' first visit since clinching the 2010 World Series in Texas. Only moments after newly acquired Cole Hamels appeared in the Rangers dugout wearing his No. 35 uniform for the first time, shaking hands with new teammates, both benches and ...

via Boston Herald
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

Phillies 9, Braves 3

... tarter David Buchanan allowed three runs and eight hits in 7a...' after being called up from Triple A to replace Cole Hamels in the Philadelphia rotation.

via St. Petersburg Times
@ Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 5:00 am

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