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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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The Shane Victorino saga with Boston radio personalities continues

On Thursday , Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino fired back at a pair of radio personalities at 98.5 The SportsHub, Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti, who interpreted his desire to trade for Phillies starter Cole Hamels as a desire to push out Mookie Betts or Rusney Castillo - competitors for his starting job. Massarotti, or "Mazz", said, "What a loser.

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24 scouts were on hand for Cole Hamels' spring debut

If one wanted a physical manifestation of the Cole Hamels trade rumors, one needed only look behind home plate at Bright House Field on Friday afternoon. MLB.com's Paul Hagen reports that 24 - yes, count 'em, 24 - scouts were on hand to watch the lefty pitch to the Yankees for two innings.

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Chase Utley wants to stay with Phillies, but would "listen" about a potential trade

Times are changing in Philadelphia. The Phillies traded longtime shortstop Jimmy Rollins during the offseason and it's likely just a matter of time before they cut ties with Ryan Howard and deal Cole Hamels elsewhere.

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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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