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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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Fixing the Phillies: The rotation

... taking Halladay's place as the older, established righthander with playoff pedigree to plop between lefthanders Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. The Phillies ended up paying just under $21 million for Hernandez and Burnett in 2014. The two righthanders ...

@ Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 5:00 pm

Phils' bullpen deserved playoffs

... highlights, a combined no-hitter featuring Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon following six hitless Cole Hamels innings. In essence, they deserved better. By June, 27-year-old Diekman had appeared in 22 games and left without giving up a ...

@ Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 5:00 am

Wolever: No ill will after unexpected firing from Phils

... charge of amateur scouting could be in trouble because, after years of hitting in the draft and sometimes big (Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley), the Phillies' draft well was running dry. After nearly 22 years in the organization, Wolever ...

@ Thu, Oct 9th, 2014 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