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John Mayberry vs. Juan Pierre: Why Big John Must Start for the Phillies

... second. He hit .296 or better in July, August and September. The Phillies are full of players - Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels to name two prominent ones - who are historically slow starters. Give him playing time as the season goes on, and we could ...

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@ Thu, May 3rd, 2012 5:00 pm

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Fantasy Baseball 2015: Week 2's Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice

... knows it, you might be able to get just about anyone for Gonzalez. You never know until you try. A lot of Cole Hamels owners are probably wishing they could do what Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. seems incapable of doing - ...

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@ Fri, Apr 17th, 2015 5:00 pm

Projecting Dark-Horse Cy Young Candidates for the 2015 Season

... but he was probably better than that, posting a Fangraphs WAR (4.3) that was sixth in the league and higher than Cole Hamels and Madison Bumgarner's. His strikeouts per nine (9.21) were fifth , but of course, he was pitching in Kershaw's shadow. He ...

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@ Wed, Apr 15th, 2015 5:00 pm

Mookie Betts Ready to Become MLB's Next True 5-Tool Star in 2015

As an immensely talented young player as well as a member of Boston's overcrowded outfield situation, Betts was one of the more talked-about young players in baseball during the offseason. The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly asked for Betts in a trade for ace Cole Hamels, an offer the Red Sox wisely declined.

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@ Wed, Apr 15th, 2015 5:00 pm

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By The Numbers: Understanding The Balk

Umpire Bob Davidson argues with Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies as Placido Polanco #27 holds him back during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 20, 2012 in San Diego, California.

via CBS Local
@ Thu, May 3rd, 2012 5:00 pm

Phillies Strike First, Down Braves 4-2

Thanks to some late inning heroics from the offense, the Phillies took the first game of the series against the Atlanta Braves to support a strong outing from Cole Hamels, as the team gets back to the .500 mark on the season.

via NBC Philadelphia
@ Thu, May 3rd, 2012 5:00 pm