The Cubs and Phillies have engaged in talks on a trade for star Philly pitcher Cole Hamels, but are not especially likely to complete a deal.

Although the Cubs have the depth in their farm system to pull off a trade for Hamels, it is unlikely that he will be moved before the off-season. The Phillies will have a lot more leverage if more teams are engaged in trade talks after the season, so expect him to remain in Philadelphia the rest of the way. ANALYST: Matthew Beck