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Update: Cole Hamels was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.
Well now this should be a very interesting deal to negotiate because the Cubs have a lot of extremely talented youth in the organization. Given the age of Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies would like as for their pick of Stalin Castro, Javier Baez or Addison Russell. Stay tuned. This could also be nothing as the two teams fail to consummate a deal and this eager speculation is all for naught.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley