Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:05:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said he is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold for a year. The team currently has approximately $170 million tied up in players who are already under contract or headed to arbitration. If they sign a big-name free-agent pitcher such as James Shields or trade for an ace such as Cole Hamels, they will easily surpass the threshold.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:32:38 -0800
The Houston Astros are a darkhorse candidate in talks for Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:34:19 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has not been asked about by the Boston Red Sox, even after they lost out on Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:55:52 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is a trade option for the San Francisco Giants, according to sources.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:27:22 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have told teams they will accept offers for SP Cole Hamels, but the team is waiting to see where the big free-agent pitchers land before putting Hamels up for sale.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:57:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels to the Los Angeles Dodgers via trade is unlikely, at least for now. The Phillies want one of the top prospects from the Dodgers, either SS Corey Seager or OF Joc Pederson, according to major league sources. The Dodgers, rather than part with premium young talent and assume the remainder of Hamels' contract, can purchase a free-agent pitcher for a comparable price and give up no more than a draft pick.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:05:50 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is of trade interest to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:18:33 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has seen the most serious trade discussions coming from the Boston Red Sox.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:20:02 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking at Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts, C Christian Vazquez and P Matt Barnes, which is fueling speculation a trade for Phillies SP Cole Hamels may be near.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:53:37 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels wouldn't mind to be traded to a contender this offseason. "He was neutral when I talked to him,'' Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "Happy to go. I think he wants to win, but he signed his contract, and he plans on honoring the contract, obviously.''