MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies

Who might replace Lee? 

March, 9, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies were forced to shut Cliff Lee down this weekend upon learning that the pitcher was experiencing discomfort in his pitching elbow. The fear is that an MRI, which will be looked at by Dr. James Andrews, could reveal a problem that would require Lee to miss a lengthy period of time.

Hamels to the Yankees? 

March, 8, 2015
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On Friday, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies threw two scoreless innings against the New York Yankees in his spring debut. Could the outing also have served as an audition of sorts for Yankees brass?

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Hamels talk soldiers on 

March, 4, 2015
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The talks between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not stopped -- and likely will not stop -- until a deal for either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee finally comes to pass.

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Latest on Hamels trade talks 

March, 3, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies are in the midst of a rebuilding plan and the Boston Red Sox could use a staff ace. So is Cole Hamels any closer to pitching in a home uniform at Fenway Park?

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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.

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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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