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Cole Hamels tasted playoff success early in his career, leading Philadelphia to a World Series title in his third season. Seven years later, he's hoping to do the same for his new club. The left-hander takes the mound Friday for the Texas Rangers as they look to bury the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2-0 deficit in the AL Division Series, though both teams may have to cope with injuries...
Via AP on Fox
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2015 Player Review: Cole Hamels

One morning back in July, my brother called to inform me he scored two tickets to a Phillies game at Wrigley Field. He and his preteen son were taking a road trip to Chicago, landing at the “friendly confines” for a Saturday afternoon affair between the Phils and Cubs. I told him he may be witnessing some history: July 25 could be Cole Hamels’ last start as a Phillie. And it...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamels proving to be good addition for Rangers now and future

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cole Hamels was certainly a good addition for the future of the Texas Rangers. And this season too. Eight games out of first place after Hamels made his Texas debut Aug. 1, the Rangers are back in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Texas (88-74) clinched its sixth AL West title on the final day of the regular season when Hamels pitched his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies end on high note

The 2015 Phillies season wrapped up today at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies would beat the Marlins 7-2, which means one thing. Avoid 100 Losses!!!  Thats right, this may have been one of the worst Phillies teams ever, but realistically, it was a successful season. Here’s why 1. We got the first pick in the draft 2. We traded Cole Hamels for a quality package 3. We got rid of...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bizarro World: Eickhoff Matching Hamels Since Deal

Photo: When Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman were traded for six players, very few anticipated that the Phillies would get any pieces that could contribute immediately, yet alone match the production of the center piece of the deal, Hamels. Yet, with the usual disclaimer for small sample sizes, etc., the Phillies acquired a player that has nearly been as valuable for them...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers make a switch, Hamels to get three more starts

The Texas Rangers tweaked their starting rotation once again so ace Cole Hamels will have the chance to make three more starts before the regular season comes to a close.'s T.R. Sullivan reported on Tuesday that the club moved Hamels' next start up a day - he'll now pitch on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics rather than Friday against the Houston Astros. This allows...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers Wednesday. Here's what the Hamels trade means to the Philadelphia Phillies, Rangers and the fans. The post What Is The True Price Of Rebuilding? Evaluating Cole Hamels To Texas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

The Philadelphia Phillies traded pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, but they may have been forced to turn down a team that was offering a better package. That team is the one that is currently eight games ahead of the Rangers in the AL West division, but Hamels blocked the trade....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are front-runner for Cole Hamels

As Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are “now the clear-cut favorite” to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.   The Rangers are currently...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs fans lobby for Cole Hamels trade after getting no-hit

Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels fired the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years on Saturday, and the reactionary effect is already in full throttle. Barely 12 hours after watching their beloved Cubbies get incapacitated by the Philadelphia ace, Chicago fans posted the following ultimatum across the street from Wrigley Field. The message across...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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