Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trading Hamels?

Cole Hamels is a touchy subject for most Philadelphia Phillies fans.  Keep and re-sign him or barter for tomorrow?  Which camp are you in?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    9-2 Triumph

TYPE
PLAYER
REASON
The Crystal Champagne ToastCliff LeeFour-Star Performance
The PenthouseCliff Lee

Jimmy Rollins
Worked Out Of A Runner-At-3rd One-Out Jam In The 2nd
Fired 7 3-Hit Innings
An RBI Single To Tie The Score At 1 In The 8th
The Kangaroo CourthouseTy WiggintonThrown Out Rounding 3rd To End The 2nd
The WhitehouseCliff LeeReached his 200th K In The 5th

 

 

( The After will follow tonight’s outing by King Cole.)

 

Chooch Delivers The Game-Winning Blow In The 7th

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

The Before:

 

The rumor mill is cranked up to include many possible landing spots for the young ace. This is accomplished by writers who base their commentary on the slightest hint of a possibility. One report said that the O’s, Blue Jays and Dodgers had scouted him, while 10 other organizations should have interest. The Tigers, Red Sox, Halos and Rangers have also been mentioned. That said, the Yankees aren’t among them, because they are lowering their bloated payroll to get under the threshold of the competitive-balance tax for 2014. Los Angeles (AL), Boston and Detroit will probably also have issues with keeping him past this summer.

[Why the Detroit Tigers should not trade for Cole Hamels]

Ty Wigginton Scores In The 8th

One example would be the Tigers who spent big bucks on Prince Fielder only to find themselves under .500 by 2 games. They will either pony up an exorbitant price in prospects for a two-month rental at $5M, or that plus $175M over 7 campaigns. Don’t expect a quick decision on their part. Likewise, the situation on the west coast features Albert Pujols. The point is that the Bronx Bombers and Sox cannot keep Hamels beyond this tour, while the Motor City crew or the Angels don’t want to exceed the limit again. Do you roll the dice on 50 battles and the postseason maze after parting with 3-5 blue-chippers?

This is the awkward time of the dance where the GM has to evaluate many aspects, like re-signing chances, the return in young talent, the effect it will have on the club, and the fan-base reaction. Doc Halladay would not be happy to watch Cole depart, while the paying customers would be angry and feel betrayed. However, the red pinstripes prefer to keep their homegrown stars. But Hamels isn’t just that. He is 1 of the core four with Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, which elevates his value here. What could Rube Amaro have talked to him about on Tuesday other than the contract? Rube desired the assurance that King Cole wanted to re-up for a fair deal.

 

King Cole Delivers In The 7th On June 30 In Miami

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 
Cole Hamels:

 

This is his final performance before going to the All-Star events.  Against the Mets in both parks, his mark has been:  2-0, 3.60 ERA, 15 total, 13 hits, 6 all-earned runs, 2 walks and 16 punch outs.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
3RHP Vance Worley4-5, 3.46 ERABravesRHP Jair Jurrjens 2-2, 5.19 ERASunday, Day

 

R.A.Dickey Loads Up On June 29 In LA Against The Dodgers

 

R.A. Dickey:

 

He is either having a career year or he has reached a new plateau.  He has worked at least 7 complete in 10 of 16 attempts with 2 clunkers.  At the Bank in April, his line was:  7 full, 9 hits, 1 run (earned), 1 BB and 7 K’s on 103 flutter balls.  Also, he is 6-0 with a 1.85 ERA at home.

 

DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012
DEFINITION OF SEASON
Over The TopExcellent
3-Quarter SidearmGood
SidearmAbove Average
Short Arm Approximately Average
SubmarineBelow Average

 

 

Quality number of the pitcher:  1 – 5

Slot on his club:  1 – 5

Ranking is 1 to 5 & 15 for the less adventurous.

 

HURLER
Cole Hamels
Nate Eovaldi
NUMBERA OneA Five
CLUB SLOTTwoFour
FOR 20123-Quarter SidearmShort Arm
'12 RANKING2nd of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTKnuckleballSlider
LAST HIGH OR LOW11th of 15 Categories7th of 15 Categories

 

 

DISPLAY NOTE:  Non-listed results can go up or down by

* 1 notch & ** 2 clicks (This note will only appear when it’s relevant.)

* 1 Tick UP

 

 
PITCH
INN
ER - R- H
 
PITCH
INN
ER
1Gyroball9 (CG)0 - 0 - 310Screwball64
2Fastball9 (CG)0 - 011Knuckleball53
3Cutter9 (CG)312Forkball0 - 4.2Monstrosity
4Split Finger7213Eephus Pitch0 - 2.2Disaster
5Curveball7314*Palm BallEjected
6Sinker6.1315*Spit Ball**Ejected+
7Slider62*Breaking BallInjured
8Changeup63*FoshRain Interrupted
9Slurve52*Knuckle CurvePitch Count
** = Suspended* = A 2nd Pitch Also

 

 

STATS




APOCALYPTIC
HORSEMEN



CLIFF LEE

CLIFF'S LINE: 6 INN, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K & 109 DARTS

 

 

ACE
W - L
ERA
INN+
CONV
CG - SO
BAD
INN
ER
BB - IBB
SO
Total34 - 233.486.159 of 862 - 212582.2225114 -2557
Hamels17 - 063.056.221 of 312 - 203215.1073050 - 2218
Lee06 - 093.166.123 of 300 - 002211.0074028 - 0207
Halladay11 - 084.497.015 of 250 - 007156.1078036- 0132

 

 

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