Phillies will listen on Hamels and Lee
December, 10, 2013
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
Hunter Martin/Getty ImagesThe Phillies are reportedly shopping Cole Hamels, which is at odds with some of their other moves.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to regain their footing after a disastrous 2013 season, trying to get younger while still contending against the Braves and Nationals in the National League East, and they seem ready to try on anything, if they can make all of that happen.
Which could be why they have told other teams that they are willing to consider trades of either of their two best starting pitchers, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, as sources say.
Hamels turns 30 later this month, and it was only 17 months ago that the Phillies signed him to a seven-year, $153 million deal; he had a 3.60 ERA last season.