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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 refute report that president David Montgomery was forced out

... Ryan Howard 's time was drawing to a close in Philadelphia, and that the team would explore trading starter Cole Hamels . Though the report has been refuted, the Phillies may still explore moving Howard and Hamels, among others. Howard would open up ...

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Phillies will stretch Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez out as a starter in spring training

... debut until mid-May. The Phillies lack starting pitching depth, as Kyle Kendrick is soon to be a free agent, Cole Hamels could be dealt, A.J. Burnett could retire, and Cliff Lee 's health is still a question mark. Gonzalez has logged only 4 1/3 ...

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Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

... to anchor their rotation. Even if it didn't lead to a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, claiming Cole Hamels on waivers last month showed how the Cubs are thinking. Epstein's baseball operations department already built a war chest ...

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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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