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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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Cliff Lee on track to return to Phillies' rotation July 21

A.J. Burnett will start the first game back Friday in Atlanta. Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick will pitch the next two days.

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Marlon Byrd has a four-team no-trade clause. Here are the teams.

Byrd has some control over where he could be traded, though not as much control as Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley , who have full no-trade rights, and not as much as Papelbon, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee , who all can block deals to more than half the teams in baseball.

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@ Fri, Jul 11th, 2014 5:00 pm

Cole Hamels can be traded to 10 teams without consent

When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball's 30 teams.

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