CBSSports.com "The Cubs have claimed left-hander Cole Hamels off revocable trade waivers from the Phillies, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Mike Missanelli of 97.5 the Fanatic first reported the claim. One of three things will happen now: The Phillies pull Hamels back off trade waivers and..." August 08
My info sez the CUBS put in the waiver claim on Cole Hamels. Would the Phils trade him there now and would Cole accept?
SI.com "An unidentified team has claimed Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels off waivers, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies have two days to construct a deal with that team or pull him back off waivers. Hamels has a partial no-trade clause and can only be traded to nine teams..." August 07
CBSSports.com "Everyone who has talked to the Phillies about star left-hander Cole Hamels comes to the same conclusion: Philliy isn't serious about trading the lefty. The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion..." July 30
CSN Philly "National reports surfaced Monday night that the Phillies "have made Cole Hamels available" and the Dodgers are interested. It makes sense since L.A. is one of few teams -- maybe the only team -- equipped with the finances and elite prospects to pull off a blockbuster for the Phils' lefty..." July 29
To date, Phillies telling other teams Cole Hamels is not available.
ESPN Boston "The Cole Hamels-to-the-Sox rumors, while making some modicum of sense, shouldn’t be taken too seriously, one major league source said Monday. The Phillies are actively shopping Cliff Lee, who came off the disabled list Monday night to start against the Giants, and are much more apt to keep Hamels...." July 22
CBSSports.com "No one can really be blamed for making a play for a great pitcher like Phillies star left-hander Cole Hamels. But in the case of the Red Sox, who have shown interest in Hamels according to the Boston Globe and others, it's maybe just a littler bit harder to understand. Boston offered its own..." July 20
CBSSports.com "The strong belief, based on talks so far with the Phillies, is that the team would much prefer to trade Cliff Lee than Cole Hamels. But, as one rival GM said, "Cliff Lee isn't pitching. So how can you make a deal for him today?" That is a fair point, but Lee is expected back soon from an..." July 18
WEEI Boston "According a major league source, the Phillies are currently showing no inclination to trade Cole Hamels. Hamels has been the subject of rumors involving the Red Sox recently, with the Boston Globe suggesting the Red Sox might be viewing the lefty as a top-of-the-rotation replacement for Jon..." July 18
Los Angeles Times "General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching. While he didn’t specifically..." July 13
Cole Hamels can be traded to LAD, LAA, STL, WAS, ATL, NYY, BOS, TEX, SD without his permission, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
CSN Philly "Here's a question nobody wants to ask: Is Cole Hamels living up to his contract? The reluctance to address the topic is understandable. Plenty have already questioned the contracts for Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon. If the idea starts circulating that Hamels, too, isn't living up to his..." May 08
CSN Philly "Roberto Hernandez didn’t find out until Saturday afternoon he was starting against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon. Maybe Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg should keep these things secret from Hernandez more often. Making an emergency start in place of ailing Cole Hamels, who’s been battling..." May 05
Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels made his 2014 debut last night in Los Angeles and he pitched well, allowing two runs over six innings and tossing 86 pitches. Then Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the game. The problem: the Phillies’ bullpen sucks and last night they sucked again, allowing three runs. Another problem:..." April 24
CSN Philly "The wait is over. Cole Hamels makes his 2014 season debut Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. “I’m excited to see him,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It’s been a while. This is the day I’ve been waiting for. I like the possibilities of this rotation and..." April 23
Rotoworld "Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Dodgers. While it's not an ideal first matchup, the left-hander held a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 17 innings during his rehab assignment and can be safely penciled into fantasy lineups from the get-go. " April 23
Philly.com "In the last 2 days, the Phillies have watched the two pitchers atop their rotation post two of the team's top pitching performances of the young season. Cole Hamels looks plenty ready to join the party. In what was very likely his final minor league rehab start, Hamels pitched seven strong..." April 18
Amaro also agrees Hamels might need just two more rehab starts. Pitching Saturday and April 17, which could have him back by April 22.
CSN Philly "Cole Hamels could be ready to pitch for the Phillies as they wrap up a three-city west-coast trip in two weeks. Maybe. Hamels, working his way back to the rotation with an extended spring training of sorts, is scheduled to pitch for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers on Friday in Lakeland,..." April 08
CSN Philly "Cole Hamels threw 44 pitches and recorded 10 outs against 12 hitters in a minor-league outing on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. Pitching for Single A Lakewood against Single A Clearwater in a game between Phils' minor leaguers, Hamels struck out three, walked two and gave up a pair of hits and a..." April 02
ESPN.com "Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game, his first outing of the spring as he works to recover from biceps tendinitis. The left-hander said he felt well after recording nine outs and throwing 20 of 30 pitches for strikes against Pittsburgh's..." March 27
Cole Hamels was thrilled with his bullpen session. Threw twice in three days. "Now I just have to get the innings," he said.
MLB.com "Cole Hamels called this a big week, and Wednesday represented another step forward for him. Hamels threw 40-plus pitches in a bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK on Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday. Hamels..." March 19
Hamels threw bullpen this morning. McClure said it went well. Chance Hamels could pitch in game this month, but ...
Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels arrived at the Phillies’ spring training complex last month with tendinitis in his left shoulder and then suffered a setback last Friday. He’s hoping this week will finally bring some amount of progress. CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels is scheduled to toss a..." March 11
Philly.com "On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session...." March 06
Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels still may have to begin the season on the disabled list because offseason shoulder tendinitis put him behind schedule in Phillies camp, but this morning the left-hander felt good enough to throw his first bullpen session of spring training." February 26
Two updates: Hamels aiming to throw off mound for first time a week from today. Adams threw flat ground today, aiming for Feb.27 off mound.
Cole Hamels says he is behind in throwing program because of shoulder tendinitis this off season. Feels good now but behind. More coming
CSN Philly "In five of his first six major league seasons, Cole Hamels experienced the thrill of postseason baseball. But he and his Phillies teammates have spent the last two Octobers at home. “It’s been miserable,” Hamels said Monday. “I don’t even want to watch the postseason. I want to be part of..." January 28
The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades.
Philly.com "In a season where Murphy’s Law has been in place for the first five months at least the Phillies can enter the final month of 2013 not having to worry about a thing concerning Cole Hamels. Despite his league leading loss total the 29-year-old lefthander has slowly but surely looked like..." August 29
Philly.com "Dan Baker paused for drama. The public address announcer did not speak until the cheers for a Cole Hamels strikeout subsided. Finally, he bellowed those three words. Rightfielder Jayson Werth! A thinned crowd at Citizens Bank Park hung on every pitch Tuesday in the critical moment of a 4-2..." July 10
CSN Philly "There have been a few comparisons regarding Cole Hamels’ rough 2009 season, where he went 10-11 with a 4.32 ERA and bombed during the playoffs a year after he was the MVP of the NLCS and World Series, and the difficult start to the 2013 season. Those comparisons are silly, Hamels says. “In..." June 06
CSN Philly "If Cole Hamels is feeling frustrated by the lack of support from his teammates, he did a pretty good job masking it after Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 loss to Washington at Nationals Park. Though he was masterful through six innings, trading zero after zero on the scoreboard with Nats ace Stephen..." May 27
Courier-Post "Cole Hamels looked sharp in his navy blue suit as he talked about his mostly sharp performance 30 minutes after Sunday’s game, five days after he refused to speak to the media following a tough loss in Miami. Hamels didn’t say much. He spoke of how baseball can be a cruel game sometimes, and..." May 27
Philly.com "The last time Cole Hamels threw a pitch with his team in the lead was April 7. It was a crisp Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, in the high 50s, with the wind gusting to center. The season was six games old. In the fifth inning, Billy Butler smashed a 92-m.p.h. Hamels fastball to left for a..." May 22
Philly.com "THREE MONTHS ago, before the official announcement, Roy Halladay endorsed Cole Hamels as the new leader of the Phillies' rotation. Halladay had started 10 straight times on Opening Day, dating back to his days in Toronto, but in the early part of spring training the aging veteran acknowledged..." May 16
Courier-Post "While his big-league teammates hopped across the bay to Tampa to play the Yankees, Cole Hamels hung out with a herd of minor leaguers. There was no cause for concern, however, as Hamels was scheduled to pitch at the Carpenter Complex instead of George M. Steinbrenner Field. Phillies officials..." March 17
Courier-Post "The Phillies announced their Opening Day starting pitcher Thursday in about the stealthiest way they could, sending out an announcement a couple days after reporters tired of asking the question. The choice was clear. Coming off a career season and monster six-year, $144 million contract, there..." March 15
USA Today "There will be no official documentation of Cole Hamels' outing on Tuesday. And he's eternally grateful for that. Hamels was just getting his proverbial spring work in against the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team. Since it was an exhibition - not even a Grapefruit League game..." March 05
CSN Philly "Team USA officials asked Cole Hamels to pitch in the World Baseball Classic this spring. He politely declined. He’s saving his bullets for the fight for the National League East crown and battles beyond. “I don’t think it’s the smartest thing for pitchers to do,” Hamels said of the WBC...." February 24
Phillies Nation "It’s official: according to Ryan Lawrence, Cole Hamels will start the Grapefruit League opener against the Houston Astros this Saturday, with speculation running rampant that Hamels will also be pegged the Opening Day starter. Pitching coach Rich Dubee believes he will use Hamels, Roy Halladay,..." February 20
Allentown Morning Call "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. might want to open his checkbook and buy the players on his 40-man roster some themed T-shirts. Anything with the phrase "underdog" on it will work for pitcher Cole Hamels, who made his request official at Monday's Philadelphia Sports Writers..." January 29
MLB.com "Cole Hamels gave a few Phillies fans a moment of panic earlier this month when word spread he suffered from a sore left shoulder late last season. Hamels' reaction when asked about it Tuesday? "I don't know of anything that happened," he insisted. "I've been healthy. That's the last thing on..." January 29
The Good Phight "I'd like to think that most people would see Cliff Lee's and Cole Hamels' 2012 seasons as a kind of death knell for the pitching "win" as a thing. One (it doesn't even matter which) threw 215 ? innings, another 211; one gave up 79 runs, one 80. One posted a 131 ERA+, one 127. In runs-allowed..." December 18
CSN Philly "Cole Hamels' brilliant 2012 season came to an end Sunday afternoon with seven innings and a win in Miami. Hamels retired the first 10 batters he faced with some of the best stuff he's shown all season and a few hours later his 17th win was cemented by Jonathan Papelbon's 38th save. "Without a..." October 01
Phillies Nation "What a season for Cole Hamels. He was clearly one of the few bright spots for the entirety of the year in Philadelphia, and that continued today as he fanned eight over seven innings in the Phillies 4-1 win. The victory gave him 17 on the season, a new career high. And with those eight..." September 30
The Good Phight "Cole Hamels has been either "the" ace or "an" ace of the Phillies almost since he made his major league debut in 2006. But for a variety of reasons, he's never made an Opening Day start. From 2007 through 2009, Brett Myers did the honors (in 2009, a minor injury pushed Hamels back); in each of the..." September 30