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The Struggling Phillies May Have Long Term Hitting Issues, But It's ...

... Papelbon their big signing of the offseason, on a team that had already spent on Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Cole Hamels. They knew that Ryan Howard would not be available for at least half the season. Utley's injury issues were not unknown either ...

via The Big Lead
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm

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Broken Team, Not Broken System to Blame for Texas Rangers' Playoff Exit

... got hot at the right time and capitalized on a broken system. The Rangers weren't at a disadvantage by having Cole Hamels fresh and ready to go for the series opener. Fatigue and frantic rotation shuffling is not what caused him to give up six ...

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@ Mon, Oct 10th, 2016 5:00 pm

Cole Hamels Going to Texas Rangers Means David Price Just Became More Valuable

At the start of trade deadline madness, three top level pitchers were thought to be the most likely to be traded given their situations: Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels, and David Price. Scott Kazmir was also a target for those not wanting to pay those prices, and Houston jumped first to get the lefty before the market got going.

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@ Sun, Aug 9th, 2015 5:00 am

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Groused That Fans 'don't understand the game'

... of a "state of the team" kind of thing. Trading high-priced veterans like Ryan Howard, Jonathan Papelbon and Cole Hamels came up. As did talk about bringing up players in the minors to Citizen's Bank Park. This interview would likely not have made a ...

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@ Tue, May 26th, 2015 5:00 pm

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Baseball Division and Minors 1/3rd Update: NL East, Bryce Harper and Junk

... posting a .668 OPS this year, the lowest of his career. Are they going to re-sign soon-to-be FA Shane Victorino? Cole Hamels ? Hunter Pence is a FA after 2013. Halladay gets $20 million a year until 2013 and if he puts up Halladay-like innings in ...

via FakeTeams
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm

That Balls Outta Here Q&A with Ethan Seidel

... him wonders, but that won't gel with a team that looks to be on the verge of re-tooling. KM: How do you see the Cole Hamels situation unfolding? Are the Phillies capable of giving him the contract he wants, or will he hit the open market (whether ...

via Jays Journal
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm

Is It Finally Time for the Phillies to Accept That 2012 Is a Lost Season?

... deadline is only going to get louder.'s Jim Bowden rates the Phillies as a "possible" seller, listing Cole Hamels , Shane Victorino and Domonic Brown as players they could deal off. I think you could add Hunter Pence, Joe Blanton and maybe ...

via BleacherReport
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm

Phillies get second complete game from Blanton

... of a tailspin since ace Roy Halladay went down with a shoulder injury late last month. With studs Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels still hurling, who would have thought Joe Blanton would be the one to step up and deliver a sterling performance? Not ...

via CBS Sports
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm

Phillies hold on to outlast Twins

... you clear the center field backdrop, it means a lot," Thome said, smiling. "It's special." Said Phillies starter Cole Hamels: "I don't even think I could do that from second base." Added Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: "That's the deep water, and only ...

via Philadelphia's WB 17
@ Fri, Jun 15th, 2012 5:00 pm