The Phillies are not expected to trade Cole Hamels by the trade deadline.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged that while a player like Jonathan Papelbon could be dealt, Hamels is one of the guys that he views as someone who can help transition a new era for the Phillies. He doesn't want to just dump everyone and be really bad for five years, so holding players like Hamels and even Chase Utley allow him to do that. We'll see what happens though when some firm offers start coming his way.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jun , 12:52 PM Source
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