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Rehab gives Howard more time to swing

... So, that's a big "If" for the player Manuel calls the Big Piece. Like Jayson Werth in 2010, cornerstone players Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino are entering a season with free agency on the horizon. Manuel said he expects Hamels to "come up big" ...

@ Fri, Jan 27th, 2012 5:00 am

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Adam Morgan on road back through Arizona Fall League

... it will be." The Phillies are due for a break in that department. Right now, the rotation for 2015 is mystery. Cole Hamels and Jerome Williams are written in ink. Cliff Lee is a question mark because of the recurring pain in his elbow. A.J. Burnett ...

@ Fri, Oct 31st, 2014 5:00 am

A.J. Burnett scenarios

... to a contending one this winter. If this happens, the Phillies have a five-man rotation in place with Burnett, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, David Buchanan and Jerome Williams - although the guess here is they'd still sign another starter for inventory ...

@ Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 5:00 pm

Mets and Tigers could push Phillies for Yasmani Tomas

... of $100 million (myself included). The only players under contract for 2016 are Ryan Howard ($25 million) and Cole Hamels ($22.5 million), and Howard gets a $10 million buyout in 2017, leaving Hamels the only veteran under contract (although Chase ...

@ Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 5:00 pm

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Phillies Files: Pence, Phils agree to one-year deal

... The Phillies have now come to terms with all four previously salary arbitration eligible players (Kyle Kendrick, Cole Hamels, Pence and the now-traded Wilson Valdez). Amaro had said at Tuesday's Winter Banquet in Wyomissing he was hopeful the two ...

via The Morning Call
@ Fri, Jan 27th, 2012 5:15 pm

ADP Talk: Late January, Pitchers

... The Phillies currently have three of the top-8 guys according to ADP: Roy Halladay (14.8), Cliff Lee (20.3) and Cole Hamels (31.6). Zack Greinke at 51.1 is solid - he pitched much better last year than some of his numbers show. Still, it's ...

@ Fri, Jan 27th, 2012 5:00 pm

Best Phillies Games of 2011: The Dom Brown Timeline of Futility

... to get it on this list. One thing -- or two, actually -- elevated it from "great" to "best." Let me back up. Cole Hamels was trying to get to nine wins, a mark only two other pitchers had reached thus far. The poor Marlins had lost 10 of 11 games on ...

via The Good Phight
@ Fri, Jan 27th, 2012 5:00 pm