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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 pitching prospect Jake Thompson to make MLB debut on Saturday

With Aaron Nola on the disabled list , the Phillies will call up pitching prospect Jake Thompson to make his major league debut on Saturday against the Padres, CSN Philly reports . Thompson, 22, was acquired from the Rangers along with five other players in the Cole Hamels trade last summer.

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Phillies place Aaron Nola on the DL with a sprained right elbow

... Philly's Jim Salisbury . He adds that pitching prospect Jake Thompson, acquired from the Rangers in last year's Cole Hamels trade, is a candidate to take Nola's spot in the rotation. The Phillies claimed Klein, 27, off waivers from the Rangers in ...

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Phillies prospect Nick Williams benched again for lack of hustle

... league debut. Williams was part of the six-player return the Phillies received last year from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade. For what it's worth, Williams' offense seems rather minor here. He was a few seconds late to the dugout compared to ...

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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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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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