Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels allowed five runs in his Texas debut August 1 against the Giants and four earned in his second Rangers start August 7 versus the Mariners. Now comes word from MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan that the left-hander has been scratched from his third Rangers start Thursday against the Twins..." August 11
CSN Philly "The Phillies on Wednesday night pulled off a huge trade, sending World Series hero and homegrown ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for six players. Neither team confirmed the deal, but multiple sources did confirm it to CSNPhilly.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday after..." July 30
Bleacher Report ""Rangers are getting close to getting Hamels.... Sources are say two sides are almost there to a deal.... Not tonight but Thursday", reported T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on July 27 the Rangers are a slight favorite to get Hamels, but "people connected to the..." July 29
Source: the Astros remain in the Cole Hamels race but the expectation remains he will land elsewhere.
McCovey Chronicles "Are your hopes up for Cole Hamels? I gotta admit, mine are too. I'm not going to propose a fake trade that would get it done -- fake trades make the Earth cry -- but I can squint and see a fit. If the Rangers get Tyson Ross or another, cheaper pitcher, the Red Sox move on, and the Phillies aren't..." July 29
Hardball Talk "The Astros acquired Scott Kazmir from the Athletics last week, but they are still thinking big as they make a push for the postseason. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Astros “remain in the thick” of the bidding for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and are “making a big push” to get a deal..." July 28
The #Astros remain in the thick of the Cole Hamels bidding, even after Kazmir trade. They're making big push, source says.
CBS Sports "The Phillies recently asked for either top pitching prospect Luis Severino or top outfield prospect Aaron Judge from the Yankees in Cole Hamels talks, and the Yankees once again said no. The Phillies' suggestion was a repeat of a request heard several times in talks between those teams. The..." July 27
Sources: Momentum building toward Hamels trade. Offers have improved since no-hitter. Teams asking for less money, offering better players.
Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels put to rest any talk about fatigue or falling trade stock Saturday when he threw the first no-hitter of his career against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. You wouldn’t think one start could change the perception of a guy who’s been dominant now for over 1,900 major league innings, but this..." July 26
CSN Philly "If this was Cole Hamels’ final start with the Phillies then he saved his best for last. The 31-year-old lefty pitched a no-hitter in leading the Phillies to a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. It was the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history. Hamels was part of the..." July 26
Newark Star-Ledger "But that's standard procedure for this time of year for the Yankees, GM Brian Cashman told FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal reported on Twitter this string of Tweets, starting with New York's interest in starter Cole Hamels: ✔ @Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees contacted #Phillies on Hamels,..." July 26
According to Major League sources, Rangers and Phillies have re-opened conversation on Cole Hamels....Chances of deal described as "maybe"
Baseball Essential "The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to..." July 24
Baseball Essential "It has been my belief, along with many others, that the Philadelphia Phillies would hold onto Cole Hamels until the offseason, but according to a recent report, the odds of a trade are increasing. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, in an insider only article, reports that the Phillies “are getting enough..." July 22
CBS Sports "The Royals improved to 20 games over .500 after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Great, but it's nothing that acquiring left-hander Cole Hamels in a trade couldn't make even better. It's true that only the St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated more victories..." July 22
Sources: #Rangers listening on Gallardo even while involved in Hamels talks. Reported over weekend that they could both buy and sell.
teams hear most linked to hamels continue to be dodgers, followed by rangers
CSN Philly "Eleven days before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Phillies are trying to get a deal done. “We have had a lot of active discussions the last few weeks actually,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday afternoon. “And I think they will continue to pick up. Just like every July 31st,..." July 21
CBS Sports "The Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Cubs and Orioles were among teams that sent scouts to Philadelphia to watch Cole Hamels on Sunday, who's been on the trading block for months. And as for Hamels, the long wait might finally be showing. The Dodgers appear to be determined to land a top starter to..." July 20
CBS Sports "The Dodgers, baseball's financial powerhouse, look like a major player this trading season, maybe the major player among the buyers. They've quietly continued having dialogue with the Phillies about ace left-hander Cole Hamels, and are also looking seriously into the rental market, with Reds ace..." July 17
Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels was blasted for a career-high nine runs and 12 hits over 3 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Giants. The final blow was a grand slam by Hunter Pence in an eight-run fourth inning. It was Hamels’ shortest start since 2011. With trade rumors swirling, Phillies interim manager Pete..." July 12
CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins said he hadn’t thought much about playing his old team, the Phillies, until it happened Monday night. But there is apparently one Phillies-related item that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop has thought about: Being teammates with Cole Hamels again. “Maybe, maybe not,”..." July 08
Baseball Essential "As the Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their most recent losing streak — a six-gamer — speculation rages on regarding the landing spot of the franchise’s ace pitcher, Cole Hamels. Hamels will be traded as the Phillies continue the rebuilding process. Hamels, in his tenth Major League season, will..." July 06
CSN Philly "Last month, there was a report that said he would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. This week, there was a report that said he would block a trade to Houston. “I hear it,” Cole Hamels said Friday. “Honestly, it makes me laugh.” It makes him laugh because he says he has not..." June 28
New York Post "Cole Hamels made the second start of his career at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Now, the question is: How soon will he be back? Hamels took the mound for what could be one of his final starts for the Phillies, as that dismal team tries to shop him to a pitching-needy club, which means..." June 25
Rangers source says Cole Hamels trade is "not on the board."
NESN "Cole Hamels has been Major League Baseball’s most talked-about trade chip in recent months, and it sounds like trade talks are heating up again. FOX Sports MLB reporter Jon Morosi reported Tuesday that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are having “ongoing dialogue” about a trade..." June 23
Cole Hamels just threw a bullpen session. He gave a thumps up afterward. He's expecting to start Wednesday in New York.
CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg says it’s possible that Cole Hamels may miss just one start because of a mild right hamstring strain. Hamels played catch in the outfield late Thursday morning at Citizens Bank Park and was later scratched from his scheduled Friday night start against the St. Louis Cardinals. It..." June 19
CSN Philly "Cole Hamels has been scratched from Friday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a mild hamstring strain. Phillippe Aumont will be called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley and make his first major league start. The Phillies have yet to announce a roster move to open a spot for Aumont." June 18
Sporting News "The Astros need to lengthen their rotation and have put Phillies ace Cole Hamels on their radar, with Astros great Nolan Ryan said to be a big fan of his. According to a person familiar with Houston's thinking, the Astros are looking for a No. 1 or No. 2 starter, but one person close to Hamels..." June 05
Hamels leaving the game now after warming up. Giles in.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are willing to cover more of the approximately $88.5MM remaining on Cole Hamels‘ contract in a possible trade than they were earlier in the season, WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reports. What hasn’t changed, however, is Philadelphia’s demand for elite prospect talent in exchange for the..." June 01
NESN "Yes, Cole Hamels still is with the Philadelphia Phillies. And yes, the Boston Red Sox still are widely considered a potential suitor for the 31-year-old left-handed pitcher. A scout recently told CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury the Red Sox definitely have the chips to trade for Hamels. Boston’s..." May 31
Philly.com "Cole Hamels will take the mound at Citizens Bank Park tonight. But the ticking clock on his Phillies career is growing louder by the day. Major League Baseball's trade deadline is two months from Sunday and the Phillies own the prize of the market. That is, of course, if they decide to trade..." May 30
Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22
Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Phillies’ general manager strongly suggested that the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in left-hander Cole Hamels in an unusually candid interview. “I guarantee I’ll get more grey hairs from my daughter driving than any trade talks with Mozeliak, Anthopoulos and Cherington,”..." April 30
Hardball Talk "Over the winter and during spring training, many columns were filed criticizing Phillies GM Ruben Amaro for not trading ace Cole Hamels. Amaro was being too unrealistic, they said. The risk of Hamels getting injured was too high to not sell now, they wrote. Amaro, often criticized beyond what..." April 27
NESN "The Philadelphia Phillies still aren’t blinking. One major league general manager who recently inquired about Phillies ace Cole Hamels told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that Philadelphia’s asking price for the left-hander still hasn’t dropped despite him struggling in two of his three..." April 19
Courier-Post "It is the easiest question the Philadelphia Phillies will face this year. Who is the Phillies’ Opening Day starter? Common sense says it will be left-hander Cole Hamels, though Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg wouldn’t go as far as to confirm that after Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Blue..." March 27
Hardball Talk "Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino used to play in Philly, so when the biggest offseason trade rumors involve a Phillies player being traded from Philly to Boston, he’s a logical guy to go to for a comment. Which is what the Philadelphia Daily News did a few days ago. Victorino’s comments..." March 26