Phillies Notes: Fire Sale, Amaro, Hamels

Earlier tonight the Phillies traded Jim Thome to the Orioles for a pair of Single-A prospects. Here's the latest from the City of Brotherly Love…

  • The Phillies are not yet ready to start a full-scale fire sale according to ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter). The Thome deal figures to be the first in a series of moves, however.
  • GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters (including MLB.com's Todd Zolecki) that they'll get both Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard back in the coming weeks, and the duo will be "pretty big factors" in the club's trade deadline plans.
  • When asked if the team's losing would impact his upcoming free agent decision, Cole Hamels told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that he's not thinking about it (Twitter link). The Phillies went 9-19 in June.
  • Earlier tonight we heard that the Rangers are scouting Hamels, but that the Phillies trading Shane Victorino may be more likely.


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35 Comments on "Phillies Notes: Fire Sale, Amaro, Hamels"


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Blue387
3 years 7 days ago

If the Phillies are forced to call up Pat Misch from AAA, you know the season is kaput.

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dylanp5030
3 years 7 days ago

Well played. Made me laugh

Guest
3 years 6 days ago

 At this point anyone is better than KK.

Guest
3 years 7 days ago

It is what it is at this point.  Amaro has committed big money to aged players for a long time.  He took the helm of a World Champion, with affordable young talent all over the place, and through managerial hubris, proceeded to clean out the farm in a mad dash to get his name on a winner.
Now we have a team with a core age in the mid-30’s, with no prospects of merit anywhere close to contributing, unless you still think Dom Brown has a chance, which I no longer do.

Guest
3 years 6 days ago

 really about the farm system, I bet you were not complaining when Halladay pitched a perfect game and no hitter in the playoffs. What about riding Lee to the world series in 09. What about Pence last year. There are only two real mistakes he made. 1. Not keeping Lee when he traded for Halladay 2. Howard’s contract. I am died hard Phillies fan but to blame him for trading for the best players available when they needed the peices is just hindsight 20/20 about the farm but this is a good ride. Plus they only have two players on contract past 2014 I believe.

Guest
3 years 7 days ago

Mike Olt and Jurkison Profar and they got a deal.

Guest
3 years 7 days ago

lol, not a chance.

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MadmanTX
3 years 7 days ago

Give us Hamels and Halliday for Feldman and Lowe and you’ve got a deal.

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Phillies_Aces35
3 years 7 days ago

And Jon Daniels would be out of a job.

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baseball52
3 years 7 days ago

Is this for Halladay?!

Guest
3 years 6 days ago

Halladay and Victorino, and we’ll throw in Feldman

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Phillies_Aces35
3 years 7 days ago

It’s a shame. If Lee, Bastardo, and Victorino/Pence have the years they had last year, we’re not even close to having this discussion right now.

This season’s been a nightmare ever since Halladay left the field in St. Louis.

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frank_costanza
3 years 7 days ago

I have not been a fan of RAJ’s tenure as GM at all. If he misses this chance to really get a player like Olt (if he is available) for Hamels then he is running this team into the ground. A potential perennial All-Star third basemen for a pitcher that even if you could re-sign, would further financially handcuff you? It’s a no-brainer. 

The Phillies have no infield prospects in their system and need to filter in some youth. The pitching, on the other hand, is plentiful in their system with May, Biddle, Pettibone and Colvin (not to mention Worley, as well). 

Trading Hamels is not the end of the world, the Phillies have too much money not to remain contenders year in and year out. 

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dylanp5030
3 years 6 days ago

Cesar Hernendez is a very nice. 2B prospect. I believe Mayo had him as the 5th best 2nd base prospect going into the year.