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Ruben Amaro continues to overvalue Ryan Howard

... less inclined to give this bit, from Ken Rosenthal's latest in which Amaro talks about why he's loathe to extend Cole Hamels ' contract now, the same latitude: "The difference between Ryan's and Cole's situation is that we're talking about a guy ...

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@ Tue, Jan 31st, 2012 5:00 pm

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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro: "I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly"

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported last week that the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox have all engaged in serious trade discussions for Phillies ace Cole Hamels , but obviously nothing has come together yet and Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't seem inclined to lower the current asking price. "I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly," the Phillies' GM told Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday .

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Rangers had "in-depth" trade talks about Cole Hamels before the Yovani Gallardo deal

The Rangers officially acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers this afternoon in exchange for infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan, but they looked into a more high-profile addition before deciding on the trade. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers and Phillies had "in-depth trade talks" about left-hander Cole Hamels .

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@ Tue, Jan 20th, 2015 5:00 am

Now with Max Scherzer, Nationals' rotation could be historically elite

... threat to the title for best rotation occurred in 2011 with the Phillies (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee , Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels ), but their aggregate 2.86 ERA ranks 10th. Adjusted for park factors and league strength, however, they do move up a few ...

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Minor League News & Notes

... is building for the new season with spring training just around the corner. Most of the focus has been on Cole Hamels ' contract status, and Ryan Howard's rehab so far. Will Cole sign a long-term deal? Will Ryan's ankle cause him to miss significant ...

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@ Tue, Jan 31st, 2012 5:51 pm

Hamels deserves big money from Phillies

... Howard looks like a thumbs-down, Lee and Papelbon are wait-and-sees - Amaro is in now in a box with left-hander Cole Hamels . Amaro can't tell Hamels, a potential free agent, "Sorry, we don't award extensions at market value." The Phillies went ...

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@ Tue, Jan 31st, 2012 5:00 pm

MLB Trade Rumors: One Rumor Each Team's Fans Would Love to Hear

... up wearing your hometown threads. Steve Carlton at age 27: 104-72 (.591), 124 ERA+, 1.22 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, 7.0 K/9 Cole Hamels at age 27: 74-54 (.578), 126 ERA+, 1.14 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9, 8.5 K/9 That comparison tells you why Phillies fans are so keen on ...

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@ Tue, Jan 31st, 2012 5:00 pm

New Year's Resolution: Vance Worley

... Joe Blanton, it's on Worley to provide some much needed quality innings after Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels take their turn in the rotation. And really, he only has to do one thing: Avoid The Sophomore Slump: To a young pitcher heading ...

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@ Tue, Jan 31st, 2012 5:00 am

Philadelphia Phillies: How Phillies Can Gain Leverage in Cole Hamels Talks

All the attention goes to Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee as the aces of the Philadelphia Phillies , but what about the only World Series MVP on the staff? That's right, I'm talking about the fun-loving, wavy-haired, San Diegoan Cole Hamels.

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