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Sunday Spotlight: Cubs' Inexperience is Overplayed

... summer despite the presence of all-stars and leaders like Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels . The reality of the situation is that age is used as an excuse to underachieve or slack off. Joe Maddon has made it very ...

via Sports Media 101
@ Sun, Feb 22nd, 2015 5:00 am

Hamels echoes Lee and Papelbon

For the third consecutive afternoon, a highly paid veteran Phillies pitcher finished his conditioning work and took a seat behind a microphone in the Bright House Field cafeteria. Cole Hamels' remarks Saturday in his first news conference of the spring jibed with Cliff Lee's on Thursday and Jonathan Papelbon's on Friday.

@ Sun, Feb 22nd, 2015 5:00 am

Hamels clears up little

What he said and when he said it predictably became the focal point of Cole Hamels' 25-minute interrogation at Bright House Field on Saturday. The former World Series MVP and the Phillies' current Trade Chip MVP created quite the stir on the eve of spring training Wednesday when he was quoted by a USA Today reporter essentially saying he wanted out of Philadelphia because he wants to win "and I know it's not going to happen here."

@ Sun, Feb 22nd, 2015 5:00 am

Baseball news and notes, Feb. 21

... shows how much we think he's capable of leading us to where we want to go." Hamels is hazy: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels did little to clear up comments he recently made regarding playing the season for a team in rebuilding mode. "At this given ...

via SFGate
@ Sun, Feb 22nd, 2015 5:00 am

Phils ace Hamels: 'At this given moment, I'm a Phillie'

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels did little Saturday to clear up comments he recently made regarding his eagerness to begin the season with a team in a rebuilding mode. The 31-year-old Hamels threw a bullpen session on the third day of workouts for Phillies pitchers and catchers.

via The Daily Republic
@ Sun, Feb 22nd, 2015 5:00 am

Trade talks put Hamels in tough spot

... good teammate script. They said they are happy to be in Philadelphia. They said they believe they can win here. Cole Hamels discusses preparing for the start of the season and having the opportunity to prove that the Phillies are contenders Hamels ...

via Chicago Cubs
@ Sat, Feb 21st, 2015 5:00 pm

Strong camp could give Gonzalez edge in rotation battle

If nobody is traded and everybody is healthy, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg thinks four pitchers are locks to make the 2015 rotation. The foursome includes Cole Hamels , Cliff Lee , Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams .

via Philadelphia Phillies
@ Sat, Feb 21st, 2015 5:00 pm

Cole Hamels says Phillies shouldn't be counted out, days after...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels prepares to throw during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Clearwater, Fla. In his first media availability of the spring, Hamels, 31, spoke at length about the potential his teammates give the Phillies after the front office took the first steps in a rebuilding effort this winter thus lowering expectations for the 2015 season.

@ Sat, Feb 21st, 2015 5:00 pm

Papelbon: 'We can compete . . . is that crazy?'

Judging from his first public comments from spring training, it's also worth wondering how much he heard or read the Phillies front office's stated intentions to rebuild. The 34-year-old closer said he's "not so sold on this entire rebuilding" mind-set.

via Erie Times News
@ Sat, Feb 21st, 2015 5:00 am

Teammates big on Wade MIley

... out for the Red Sox to trade for everyone from Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto to Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels, who earlier this week stated his desire to be traded and said he'd approve a deal to Boston. (Not happening any time soon, ...

via Boston Herald
@ Sat, Feb 21st, 2015 5:00 am

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