Cole Hamels Pitches His First No-Hitter and Increases His Trade Value

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On Saturday, Jul 25, Cole Hamels, a ace of a Philadelphia Phillies, pitched his initial no-hitter of a season, thereby augmenting his trade value. The Phillies kick a Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Wrigley Field, and Cubs fans are anticipating their group will be means to trade for him. There are 5 other teams to that Philadelphia has oral with about trade their ace.

According to several sources this past weekend, a Los Angeles Dodgers and a Texas Rangers seem to be a best possibilities for a trade. However, a New York Yankees, a San Francisco Giants, and a Boston Red Sox are also now articulate with a Phillies about a probable trade for Hamels, though nothing of these teams can come tighten to relating a offers done by Los Angeles and Texas. According to an certified central of a Phillies, who spoke to ESPN, a understanding before Tuesday, Jul 28, is not expected to happen.  Scouts for 5 teams attended a diversion on Saturday, Jul 25, and Hamels  gave them his best performance,  with his fastball, change-up, and curveball all operative good for him. Toronto and Houston were dual of a teams that had scouts during a game, along with New York, Texas, and Los Angeles, a move necessary for a teams as partial of their due industry when evaluating the maladroit pitcher.

The Dodgers and Rangers both are of a opinion that Hamels is a distinguished surrogate for a before tip giveaway agents, since his agreement is currently for 3 some-more seasons, with an choice for a fourth season. His agreement is usually guaranteed by age 34. Johnny Cueto, Zach Greinka, and David Price are also giveaway agents tighten to their 30s, and will be seeking deals that will take them into their late 30s. Hamels pitched his initial no-hitter of a season, augmenting his trade value, and proof he is still an ace. For a past few months, Philadelphia has been positioning themselves to take a Hamels understanding to a corner of a 4 p.m. EST deadline on Friday, Jul 31. They are anticipating that a ascent vigour will make a group overpay, so a Phillies are stability to news that a understanding is expected to occur right during a deadline.

In his final 20 starts, Hamels has a 6-7 record with an ERA of 3.64, though his record is slanted by a miss of Hamelsrun support. He is ranked No. 85 among 94 starting pitchers in a MLB. In his dual before starts, he authorised roughly 15 warranted runs in over 6 innings, though in his initial 18 starts, his ERA was during 2.80 before to Friday. His extraordinary opening got him behind on lane only in time for a trade deadline. According to ESPN, one of a scouts examination Saturday’s no-hitter pronounced there is no doubt that Hamels is still one of a best starters in baseball, and that “he’s a difference-maker for somebody.”

The Chicago Cubs fans are now insisting their group trade for Hamels, adopting a slogan, “If we can’t get a strike off him, trade for him.” According to CSNChicago.com’s David Kaplan, there have been talks between Philadelphia and Chicago, and if they were not assured before that Hamels is a gifted starter, afterwards they have to be now, after removing a front-row perspective to a history-making event. Hamels indispensable this no-hitter to make adult for his final dual catastrophic games, and to have a possibility to boost his trade value. Chicago has Philadelphia on a report in September, and a final thing Cubs fans wish to see is story repeating itself.

By Katherine Miller-Chichester

Sources:

Bleacher Report: Cub fans direct group trade for Cole Hamels after removing no-hit by Phillies ace
ESPN: Rangers, Dodgers lead margin in competition for Cole Hamels, sources say
ESPN: Cole Hamel pitches no-hitter opposite Cubs as trade winds swirl

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