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Cliff Lee, Jamie Moyer and 5 Successful Pitching Approach Changes

... up through the minors, with some flaws. When Worley got to Philadelphia, he buddied up with Phillies third ace Cole Hamels, where he learned a cutter, a pitch that has been the backbone of Hamels' success thus far. Worley mastered the pitch, and in ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

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Rangers Have Shocked the Baseball World in Becoming 2015 Wild-Card Threats

... focused and not let it get away from us." When the Rangers pulled off the blockbuster trade deadline deal for Cole Hamels last month, they finished that day 50-52 and three games out of the second wild-card spot, with four teams ahead of them. For ...

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@ Mon, Aug 24th, 2015 12:00 pm

How Moving MLB Trade Deadline Could Shake Up the League

... get about 11 regular-season starts out of him (what the Tigers got from Price in 2014). A team trading for Cole Hamels in early July might get as many as 17 (what the Brewers got from CC Sabathia when they got him on July 7, 2008). There's nothing ...

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@ Sun, Aug 9th, 2015 5:00 am

10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 18's MLB Action

... now also has old friend Mike Napoli back, the Rangers have the bats to stay where they are. And if new addition Cole Hamels can help settle what's been a volatile pitching staff, the Rangers will have the arms for the job, too. "There is a lot of ...

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The Phillies Zone: Manuel 'in no hurry' to play Utley

... start Polanco on Monday against New York. Polanco is also targeted for extra rest this spring. Saturday: Cole Hamels vs. Ivan Nova in Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. (CSN) Sunday: Roy Halladay vs. Freddy Garcia in Tampa, 1:05 p.m. (MLBN) Monday: Joe Blanton ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Service time catching up with Chooch, too

... yet to be picked up. Beerleaguer: There've been a couple of stories this week on what it would take to retain Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino. Chooch is another guy who's inching toward the end of his deal. It's highly unlikely, but possible (and ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Fan Fare: Grab a Bite at the Ballpark

As Cole Hamels , Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins take the field to open the Grape Fruit League schedule against the Yankees, fans will surely be snacking in the stands throughout Spring Training.

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

Shane Victorino Aiming for Five-Year Deal

Much of the pending free agent talk regarding the Philadelphia Phillies has surrounded starting pitcher Cole Hamels .A While Hamels is a significant player, the Phillies have another that could potentially hit the open market next winter; center fielder Shane Victorino .A The Flyin' Hawaiian made it clear this week that he'd like to remain in ... (more)

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm

MLB Spring Training 2012 Schedule: What to Watch for on Opening Weekend

... be among the favorites in the National League, thanks to the continued presence of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels atop their rotation. Not to be outdone, the Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers will give their fans a glimpse at a ...

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@ Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm