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35 Cole Hamels SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/27/1983 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $20,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/86 | Average Draft Position: 101.88
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Report: Padres have discussed Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:32 pm ET) The Padres have discussed a trade for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, according to the Daily News

Newly-acquired outfielder Wil Myers would be used as the centerpiece in the deal. By bringing in Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton, San Diego has a glut of talent in the outfield. While it seems strange that the team would turn around and deal Myers, he would be the type of talent the Phillies are said to be seeking for Hamels. Philadelphia reportedly wants two or three "premium" prospects for Hamels. 

The 30-year-old Hamels posted a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season. He's owed $90 million over the next four seasons. 


Phillies' Hamels seems resigned to pitching for new team next season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels seems resigned to pitching for a new team in 2015, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"It's unfortunate, but all great teams have that season or drought for a couple of years and then they start to rebuild," Hamels said during an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio. "I know I'm young enough to be able to go out there and play, and I love playing in the city of Philadelphia. Nothing but the best. The fans have been great; the organization has been great to me. But I do understand that baseball is a game that will go on, even after I'm done playing.

"So you have to put that in perspective and not really be too down about it. It's something, where if it does happen, I completely understand. Hopefully there will be a time when I can come back before my career is over. But, at the same time, it's a business. It's baseball."

Hamels, who has been mentioned heavily in trade rumors, said his perfect scenario would be to pitch for "a team that wants to win."

"Whenever you're in the postseason, that's what you play the game for," Hamels said.


Red Sox among teams expected to inquire about Cole Hamels


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Red Sox are expected to be one of several teams to inquire about a trade involving Phillies ace Cole Hamels, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Red Sox are expected to cast a wide net for starting pitching help after failing to sign Jon Lester, and the Phillies are reportedly interested in several of Boston's prospects.

Infielder/outfielder Mookie Betts, catcher Blake Swihart and third baseman Garin Cecchini are among some of the players the Phillies like in the Red Sox's organization.


Sandberg: Phillies would have to be 'wowed' to trade Cole Hamels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters at the winter meetings that general manager Ruben Amaro "is going to have to be wowed" in order to trade starting pitcher Cole Hamels in the offseason.

Hamels, who will turn 31 this month, went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 198 strikeouts in 204 2/3 innings (30 starts) last season.

Report: Hamels could be backup plan for Red Sox, if Lester deal fails


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels is considered a likely backup plan for the Red Sox, if they fail to sign starting pitcher Jon Lester, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Sources added it's not out of the question the Red Sox might try to acquire both players.

Report: Dodgers not a match for Cole Hamels right now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Dodgers are not a match for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels at the moment, according to FoxSports.com.

The price for Hamels is high, and the Phillies would want one of Joc Pederson or Corey Seager in a deal. The Dodgers, however, don't have to give up young talent in order to acquire an elite pitcher. Los Angeles is said to be looking at some of the elite starters left on the market. It appears the club will focus on the market before turning back to Hamels. 

The 30-year-old Hamels posted a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season. He's owed $90 million over the next four seasons.


Report: Phillies evaluating if Dodgers could be option in Hamels deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Phillies are doing extensive homework on the Dodgers' minor-league system in prep for trade talks regarding ace Cole Hamels, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale.

Hamels has been a name mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. It's been reported the Phillies are looking for a few elite prospects in return for Hamels, who went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts last season.


Report: Dodgers interested in trading for pitcher Cole Hamels


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Along with the Red Sox and Blue Jays, the Dodgers have expressed interest in trading for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, reports USA Today.

Before any trade can be made, Hamels must waive his limited no-trade clause. In 2014, Hamels went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts.


Report: Phillies SP Cole Hamels appears open to being traded


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels has had his name mentioned many times in trade rumors. Teammates Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins have also dealt with the same experience.

However, while it has been well-documented Utley and Rollins want to stay in Philadelphia, Hamels' preference hasn't been divulged ... until now. It appears Hamels isn't opposed to being traded, according to USA Today.

"He was neutral when I talked to him,'' Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. "Happy to go. I think he wants to win, but he signed his contract, and he plans on honoring the contract, obviously.

"There's no pressure to move him and no necessity to do it, and frankly I'm not dying to move him. If there is an opportunity that is going to make our organization better off, then you have to consider it because we're considering everything.''

A big hurdle to trading Hamels is the current free-agent starting-pitching class, which includes the likes of Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields, and teams more willing to dole out cash instead of trading top prospects to acquire Hamels. The veteran left-hander also has a no-trade clause, which includes 20 teams on the list.

"You've seen in the last several years that those prospects are highly coveted,'' Amaro said. "It seems like teams are more apt to just spend money, because it's just money. It's not entities that they're giving up as far as players are concerned, or talent. That's kind of the trend we're in.

"It's no secret that the free-agent market will kind of dictate where this thing goes, I think. But at some point the dominoes will start to fall and then we'll see where it takes us."


Report: Blue Jays have asked Phillies about Hamels, Utley, Bastardo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Blue Jays have called the Phillies to inquire about starting pitcher Cole Hamels, second baseman Chase Utley and left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, according to the Toronto Sun.

Utley has a full no-trade clause in his contract, while Hamels has a limited no-trade clause and has only 20 teams on that list, which includes the Blue Jays. Bastardo is arbitration eligible and won't be a free agent until next offseason.


Report: Acquiring team might have to pick up Hamels' 2019 option in trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Red Sox are one of 20 teams on Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels' no-trade list, according to FOX Sports. Hamels might not reject a trade to Boston, but it would likely require any team on his no-trade list to pick up his $20 million option for 2019.

Industry sources told CSNPhilly.com that Philadelphia is looking for at least three top prospects -- two that can play right away and another one that isn't far off -- in a trade for Hamels. The Red Sox and Cubs are two teams interested in trading for Hamels and could have the prospects to get a deal done. 


Cubs eyeing Phillies P Cole Hamels


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Cubs are interested in acquiring Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels, according to CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Phils would require "a big outlay in terms of prospects," Heyman wrote.

Hamels, 30, is signed through 2018 and is owed $96 million over those four seasons. He went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts this year.


Phillies fine with keeping Hamels, but might listen to trade offers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Phillies have no urgency to trade starting pitcher Cole Hamels, who can't become a free agent until after the 2018 season at the earliest (has a team and vesting option for 2019). However, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. appears willing to listen to trade offers for the ace hurler.

"I think we're right in the sweet spot with Cole," Amaro said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "Because we can go either way. We can't close off any discussion. At the same time, he'd be the perfect guy to build around as well. He has a great contract compared to what might be going on with the elite pitchers [in free agency]. And I don't know if there was a better pitcher in baseball [in the] second half of the year."


Phillies' Cole Hamels updating his no-trade list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is updating his no-trade list just in case, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

There's a chance Hamels will hit the trade market this offseason. While the Phillies would love to keep him, Hamels is one of the few valuable pieces the club can offer in a deal. The 30-year-old is still owed $96 million over four seasons. Hamels currently has nine clubs on his no-trade list, but he is allowed to update them. He has until Nov. 1 to give the Phillies his official list. The Red Sox and Cubs have shown interest in Hamels the past few months. 


Cole Hamels allows two runs in loss vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was stuck with a loss Tuesday, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 2-0 defeat against the Marlins.

Hamels (9-8) put together his seventh straight quality start Tuesday, with the Marlins scrapping together a run in the fourth inning and another in the fifth to pull out a win. Hamels owns a 2.47 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 191:58 K:BB ratio in 196 2/3 innings. He's set to face the Braves in the season finale Sunday.


Cole Hamels strikes out nine in win vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels earned a win Wednesday, allowing one earned run on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out nine in his team's 5-2 victory over the Padres.

Hamels (9-7) gave up just one run for the second straight start, and he's turned in 11 quality starts in 12 tries in the second half, with the only "off" day resulting in a five-inning, three-run win. He owns an excellent 2.47 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 187:57 K:BB ratio in 189 2/3 innings. Hamels is scheduled to face the Marlins Tuesday.


Cole Hamels can't pick up the win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels turned in an excellent performance Friday against the Marlins.

Hamels allowed one run on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Hamels started out strong, throwing five scoreless innings to open the game. He gave up his only run in the sixth. After putting men on first and third, Hamels allowed an RBI single to Adeiny Hechavarria. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any additional runs. 

Hamels was matched by Henderson Alvarez during the start, picking up the no-decision. He’ll take on the Padres in his next start. 


Cole Hamels commits costly balk in loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals. Hamels' biggest mistake came when he balked Ian Desmond to third in the sixth inning, enabling Washington to grab the lead on a sacrifice fly.

Hamels (8-7) struck out seven and walked three as his ERA rose slightly to 2.56. He'll face the Marlins on Friday.


Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win.

Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.

Cole Hamels reportedly upset at Ryne Sandberg over hook


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Phillies standout left-hander Cole Hamels appeared upset at being removed from the Tuesday night game against Washinton after 84 pitches and seven-plus innings in a no-decision.

Hamels was removed by Ryne Sandberg after yielding a game-tying homer to open the eighth. According to CSNPhilly.com, he clearly looked angry when Sandberg emerged from the dugout. He looked around in disgust, began walking off the mound before Sandberg arrived and handed him the ball.

Hamels, however, would not address the issue when asked about it after the game, eventually won by the Phillies. "Um, I just think it was a good game and we were able to win," he said in avoiding the question. "It was a good game that we won today," he later said. "See you guys."

Hamels has been victimized by a lack of run support this season, which explains a 7-6 record despite a 2.59 ERA that ranks fifth in the National League.


Cole Hamels earns no decision despite strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels tossed a strong start Tuesday against the Nationals. 

Hamels allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Hamels was dominant early, keeping the Nationals off the board through the first six innings. He ran into some trouble near the end of his start. Hamels loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, and immediately gave up two run-scoring singles. Hamels came out for the eighth inning, but allowed a solo home to Asdrubal Cabrera to lead off the inning. He was pulled from the game at that point. Hamels threw 84 pitches during the outing. 

Hamels left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Braves in his next start.


Cole Hamels struggles through five-and-fly victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels didn't stick around long enough Wednesday to earn his ninth consecutive quality start, but he did last long enough to raise his record to 8-6.

Hamels took advantage of a three-run fourth inning that provided a 4-3 lead and rode a five-and-fly to victory. He allowed three runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Among his mistakes was slammed over the fence in the second inning by Kendrys Morales.

The veteran is set to start again Tuesday against Washington.


Cole Hamels turns in a quality outing Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels turned in a quality start Friday against the Giants.

Hamels allowed three runs on nine hits over seven innings of work. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. All three runs came in the fourth inning. After Hamels gave up a single and a double to open the frame, he allowed a three-run homer to Michael Morse. Hamels would settle in at that point, throwing three additional scoreless innings.

The Phillies managed to mount a comeback against the Giants, giving Hamels a no-decision. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.

Cole Hamels focusing on playing for contender


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Phillies ace Cole Hamels has changed his tune since early July, when he announced he wanted to remain in Philadelphia and that he was happy there. While he is now claiming that he is not self-motivated to leave, he has stressed that he is driven by winning titles.

A run of championships does not seem to be on the horizon for an aging Phillies team that might require a rebuild before it returns to contention.

"I want to try to get as many [rings] as I can," he told the Philadelphia Daily News. "And I know my window of opportunity is only so large ... I'm in my prime, so I want to maximize what I can do and be an asset. I want to be an asset. That's the only thing I can do - be accountable and be an asset for something. And winning is the something."

Hamels, who signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension two years ago, has been rumored to be bound for Boston. The Boston Globe has claimed the Phillies have spent a great deal of time scouting the Red Sox for their major league-ready young talent.


Cole Hamles gives up one run in no-decision vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels wasn't a factor in the decision Saturday after allowing one earned run on five hits and three walks in seven innings and striking out five in his team's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Mets.

Hamels tossed four scoreless innings before loading the bases with no outs in the fifth. He was able to escape with just one run on the scoreboard but was still in line for a loss before his offense evened the game with a seventh-inning home run. Hamels hasn't given up more than one run in any of his last five outings, giving him a 2.37 ERA and 144:43 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Friday.