Rosenthal On Hamels, Giants, Brewers

Talks between Cole Hamels and the Phillies will accelerate this week, as the sides consider the possibility of a mid-season extension, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes. Hamels must decide whether to accept an offer from the Phillies with the trade deadline looming and free agency just a couple of months away. The left-hander is “conflicted” about how to proceed, Rosenthal writes. The Phillies will almost certainly trade Hamels if they don’t sign him to a long-term deal, Rosenthal reports. Here are more notes from around MLB…

  • The Giants’ biggest offensive need might be a right-handed hitting outfielder.
  • A rival executive notes that the Nationals have relied heavily on their bullpen and suggests it’d make sense for Washington to add a starting pitcher this summer.
  • The Twins would want a major return if they trade Josh Willingham, who has a reasonable three-year, $21MM contract.
  • Some teams like Asher Wojciechowski, a right-handed pitching prospect acquired by the Astros from Toronto in last week’s ten-player deal. Overall the trade wasn’t considered a blockbuster, however.
  • Brewers relievers Manny Parra and Kameron Loe are drawing interest.
  • The Phillies might need to include cash if they trade Shane Victorino. Including salary relief could help the team obtain better prospects for the prospective free agent.

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11 Comments on "Rosenthal On Hamels, Giants, Brewers"

3 years 2 months ago

Nothing groundbreaking here from Rosenthal.
POLL QUESTION… which reporters do you feel consistently deliver the most legit, meaningful insight??

3 years 2 months ago

Stark is always on the money

3 years 2 months ago

Not Buster, that’s for sure
Stark seems mostly reliable

3 years 2 months ago

Kurkjian, by a mile.

3 years 2 months ago

Soriano for Zito /dream

3 years 2 months ago

At this point Zito is more valuable to the Giants than Soriano is.

J. Alora
3 years 2 months ago

I would think Josh Willingham would make sense for the Giants.

3 years 2 months ago

Hearing teams are interested in Manny Parra and Kameron Loe is great news for this Brewer fan.

3 years 2 months ago

If there are teams willing to offer ANYTHING of value for guys in our bullpen, we should trade them yesterday.

3 years 2 months ago

Fans have been denied seeing Wojciechowski spelled in a full double layered circle on the back of the Blue Jay jersey.

3 years 2 months ago

Parra has turned it up a notch lately, and Loe has always been good for us if he’s not too overworked or too underworked. It might be a good time to sell each of them because they are doing well and we’ll get the best return now. However, I agree that they are worth keeping if they don’t net something worthwhile in return.