Cole Hamels was thrilled, feeling good after his bullpen sessions. He threw twice in three days. Now i just have to get the innings inn, he said.
Hamels is starting to look like someone who we will see in the bigs in April. He still owns borderline elite skills, so if you can or have purchased Hamels at a 50 percent or more discount consider yourself truly lucky. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Nate Orchard (groin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Ravens.
Orchard has developed into a run-stuffing linebacker in the NFL, and will be missed if he cannot take the field in Week 12 against the Ravens, who will be looking to establish the run with Joe Flacco out of action. He has not built upon his sack abilities that he showcased in college at Utah, but the Browns are happy that he has developed into a run-stopper as their defense has been porous against running backs the past couple of seasons. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson