- Jim Bowden, Baseball, Insider
Hamels trade talks
The Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are not the only teams in the mix for Hamels, as teams such as the Blue Jays, Cubs, Astros and Dodgers also have kicked the tires -- at varying levels of interest -- and have stayed in touch with the Phillies this offseason.
The Red Sox and Padres are considered the front-runners for him because they have the best match prospect-wise for the Phillies.
Jim Bowden has the latest on Cole Hamels' and Ian Desmond's trade status, free agents James Shields' and Yoan Moncada's value and other helpful bits.