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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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Sielski: Nick Williams' time has come; is he ready?

... to him. This is a subtle shift, but not an inconsequential one. Acquired last July from the Texas Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade, Williams has drawn attention to himself all season with the Iron Pigs, for reasons good and not so good. He has 46 ...

@ Sat, Aug 20th, 2016 5:00 am

Thompson to debut for Phillies on Saturday

... Lehigh Valley. Thompson was acquired last summer from Texas as one of the key returns in the trade that sent Cole Hamels to the Rangers. He was dominant at the end of last season with double-A Reading and made a good impression on the Phillies ...

@ Fri, Aug 5th, 2016 5:00 am

Alfaro has really caught on behind the plate

... native, Alfaro, now 23, was able to sign with the Rangers at 16 years old. The Phillies acquired him in the Cole Hamels trade last summer, when he already had several years of catching experience under his belt. "You got a guy that they saw had a ...

@ Sat, Jul 23rd, 2016 5:00 am

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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