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Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels

Dec 21, 2014 9:26 PM

The Padres and Phillies have discussed a potential trade for left-hander Cole Hamels, Philly.com reported Sunday evening. Outfielder Wil Myers would be the headliner heading back to Philadelphia, according to the report.

The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers and Rangers were interested the 30-year-old Hamels. 

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Rollins Trade Still In Play Despite Kemp Snag

Dec 18, 2014 5:03 PM

Jimmy Rollins isn't a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers yet, but he is still expected to be traded to the club despite a snag in Matt Kemp talks with the San Diego Padres, according to sources.

Exactly what the Philadelphia Phillies will receive in return for Rollins hinges on what Los Angeles receives from the San Diego Padres for Kemp.

If Kemp doesn't head to the Padres, Philadelphia would have to agree on different compensation.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Hamels Keeping An Open Mind On Future

Dec 18, 2014 10:35 AM

Cole Hamels has repeatedly said that he wants to win while he is pitching in his prime.

"As close as I would like would be to go to a team that wants to win," Hamels told MLB Network Radio this week. "You're playing for the end of October. You're not playing for the end of September so you can go home."

Hamels is owed $96 million over the next four seasons and is the biggest trade chip for the Philadelphia Phillies. His contract includes a $6 million buyout on a 2019 option.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants have all been linked to the left-hander.

"The Phillies are going to do what they have to do and I'll just be wherever I have to be," Hamels said. "I play to win and that's what I can expect."

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Could Be Dark Horse For Hamels

Dec 16, 2014 7:25 AM

The sleeper team in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels could be the Houston Astros.

The Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers are all interested in the left-hander.

Hamels has as many as five years and $110 million left on his contract.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Phillies Losing Hope For Huge Haul In Hamels Trade

Dec 12, 2014 8:40 AM

It is looking less and less likely that the Philadelphia Phillies will end up landing the haul they want in return for Cole Hamels.

Two potential suitors increased their leverage recently. The Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester, while the Boston Red Sox have acquired several pitchers this week.

Hamels has five years and $90 million left on his contract.

David Murphy/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Pirates Get Antonio Bastardo From Phillies

Dec 10, 2014 7:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia will receive minor league left-hander Joely Rodriguez in return.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jimmy Rollins Traded To Dodgers

Dec 10, 2014 5:18 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rollins has spent his entire career with the Phillies.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Phillies Keeping Tabs On Lester, Which Could Shift Hamels Market

Dec 9, 2014 8:34 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies are keeping tabs on what happens with free-agent Jon Lester this week.

Philadelphia isn't in the mix to sign Lester, but where he lands will help set the trade market for Cole Hamels.

If Lester signs with the San Francisco Giants, that leaves the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox in need of an ace and could help the Phillies get a nice return for the left-hander.

Corey Seidman/CSN Philly

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Phillies Scouting Dodgers, Expecting Trade Talks

Dec 3, 2014 7:37 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies are doing extensive homework on the Minor League system of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

They are expecting to engage in trade talks with the Dodgers regarding left-hander Cole Hamels.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Phillies Never Made Offer To Yasmany Tomas

Dec 2, 2014 7:48 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies were the first team to show interest in Yasmany Tomas, but they never made him a Major League contract offer.

Insiders labeled the Phillies as a favorite for the 24-year-old outfielder's services. Tomas agreed to a $68.5 million offer with the Arizona Diamondbacks last week.

"The only comment I can make about that is we don't really discuss our negotiations," Ruben Amaro said. "But it was clear the Diamondbacks valued him higher than we did."

Matt Gelb/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Papelbon Carrying Little Trade Value
The Blue Jays and Astros could use a closer, but haven't shown interest.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Phillies 'In No Rush' To Trade Hamels
The Phillies are open to trading Cole Hamels this offseason, but Ruben Amaro says he doesn't feel any urgency to move the left-hander.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tomas Reportedly Seeking $100M, Which May Turn Phillies Off
The Phillies have long been considered the favorites to sign Yasmany Tomas, but that may no longer be the case.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Braves To Work Yasmany Tomas Out Privately
Tomas has acquired a visa and could attend the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Mets Contacted Phillies About Rollins
The talks have since been dismissed because Rollins does not want to leave Philadelphia, a source added.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Royals Have Discussed Acquiring Ryan Howard
The Phillies are intent on trading Ryan Howard and the $60 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Phillies Are 'Trying To Blow The Whole Thing Up'
The Phillies are set for a complete rebuild, according to a rival executive.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Phillies Keeping Asche At Third For Now
The Phillies have had discussions about moving Cody Asche to the outfield, but following some internal meetings last week they will keep him at third base.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Burnett Declines Option, Has No Plans To Retire
A.J. Burnett became a free agent when he declined to exercise his $12.75 million player option with the Phillies, but he is not ready to retire.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Phillies Sign Grady Sizemore To $2M Deal
Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series.

Associated Press

Phillies Seen As Leading Contenders For Tomas
The latest Cuban outfielder to draw interest from Major League baseball is Yasmany Tomas.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Phillies Re-Sign Jerome Williams
The Phillies have re-signed Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Associated Press

Phillies Should Have $20M In Payroll Space
The Phillies had a franchise-record $178 million payroll last season, but several players are now off the books and the club will have about $20 million in payroll space.

Corey Seidman/CSN Philly

Burnett Seems Likely To Retire, Forgo $12.75M Option
A.J. Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.409 WHIP and 190 strikeouts in 213.2 innings this season.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Rangers Unlikely To Include Gallo In Big Trade
Joey Gallo hit 42 home runs in the minor leagues this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Papelbon Suspended Seven Games For Obscene Gesture
Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.

Associated Press

Sandberg Suggests Move To First Could Help Utley
Ryne Sandberg won't say anything bad about Ryan Howard, but a suggestion for Chase Utley's future could have an impact on the declining slugger.

Matt Gelb/Philadelphia Inquirer

Papelbon Makes Lewd Gesture To Home Fans, Ejected
Jonathan Papelbon was ejected after giving up four ninth inning runs on Sunday against the Marlins.

ESPN.com

Phillies To Look To Trade Domonic Brown
Matt Gelb writes that Philadelphia will look for "a similar change-of-scenery-type player."

Matt Gelb/Philadelphia Inquirer

Amaro: Expect Significant Changes To Phillies Roster
The Phillies are 63-74 and more than 15 games back in the National League East.

Todd Zolecki/MLB