MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies trade talk continues? 

February, 24, 2015
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No sooner had the Boston Red Sox signed Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada than the rumors of a potential Cole Hamels deal picked up yet again.

Hamels looking to leave? 

February, 19, 2015
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There has been a lot of talk about the Philadelphia Phillies potentially trading away Cole Hamels, but the pitcher himself has remained relatively silent as to how he might want the story to end -- until now, that is.

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Amaro's stance on Hamels 

February, 12, 2015
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The start of spring training is right around the corner, and if there's going to be a last-minute deal involving Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies, perhaps the latest comments by Ruben Amaro Jr. are an attempt to get the ball rolling on some new offers.

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Phillies taking risk with Hamels? 

February, 11, 2015
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As Jayson Stark of ESPN.com noted earlier this week, it's looking more and more likely that the Philadelphia Phillies will have Cole Hamels as their Opening Day starter in 2015, despite a winter spent searching for another team to offer up a bunch of top prospects in return for the ace.

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Nowhere for Hamels to go? 

February, 10, 2015
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When the San Diego Padres landed James Shields this week, they not only ended that pitcher's winter-long search for a home, but they also likely ensured that the Philadelphia Phillies would be sticking with Cole Hamels -- for at least the first-half of 2015 --- rather than trading him away.

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Cashner key to a Hamels trade? 

February, 4, 2015
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The market for a potential Cole Hamels deal still continues to exist. As Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes, "There are five to six teams still trying to trade for (the Phillies ace) but no one yet close to coming up with package Phillies covet."

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Phils still shopping Papelbon? 

February, 3, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies apparently still have hopes of trading closer Jonathan Papelbon.

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Papelbon deal on life support? 

January, 28, 2015
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With the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays both still on the market for a closer, all fingers continue to point to Jonathan Papelpon of the Philadelphia Phillies as a potential solution. However, both the reliever's large contract and the Phillies' return demands are hampering any progress on a trade.

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No Papelbon deal on horizon? 

January, 25, 2015
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Earlier this week, there seemed to be some progress on a potential trade that would see the Milwaukee Brewers ending up with closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelpia Phillies. However, after those initial reports, there doesn't seem to have been any movement towards a successful handshake between all involved parties.

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Hamels stuck with Phillies? 

January, 21, 2015
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It was beginning to look as though the Philadelphia Phillies were going to get what they wanted in a deal with the Texas Rangers for pitcher Cole Hamels, but instead, it is Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers who is headed to the Lone Star State.

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The ripple effect of Max Scherzer signing with the Nationals is being felt throughout baseball, including the 2 1/2-hour drive up I-95 from Washington to Philadelphia.

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Quartet in running for Hamels? 

January, 15, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies are ready to pull the trigger on a Cole Hamels deal. So says Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, though he adds that he questions if the team will be able to get the value they're looking for before the start of the season.

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Will Howard go to AL? 

January, 12, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies still have a payroll of over $120 million on the books for 2015, even as the organization has expressed a desire to start the rebuilding process in earnest. Of that guaranteed salary, $25 million is dedicated to Ryan Howard, much to the chagrin of the Phillies themselves.

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Will Phillies trade Hamels? 

January, 8, 2015
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The rumor mill keeps coming back to Cole Hamels, and the likelihood that he ends up wearing a uniform other than that of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. The latest buzz lists the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres as potential trade partners for the pitcher.

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Will Harang last long in Philly? 

January, 6, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies added some depth and durability to their rotation with Monday’s signing of Aaron Harang. They may also have landed a valuable trade chip by the time the summer rolls around.

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