Phillies Close to Trading Cole Hamels to Rangers
ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that the Philadelphia Phillies are close to trading ace Cole Hamels to Texas in exchange for three prospects, including top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and Alec Asher.
Cole Hamels reportedly being traded to Rangers Last 6 seasons: 3.07 ERA, 4th in MLB .234 Opp BA, 6th (min 1000 IP) pic.twitter.com/dYNVzlxggg
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The Rangers will also get left-handed relief pitcher Jake Diekman in the deal, along with Hamels.
If this deal goes through, teams like the Astros, Diamondbacks, Giants, Red Sox and Yankees will have to look elsewhere for dominant lefty help.
Hamels’ Fantasy value would improve a bit, as the Rangers are only 4.5 games back in the race for an American League wild card spot. He’ll go from a bad pitcher’s park to another bad pitcher’s park, and he’ll be facing designated hitters instead of hitters, but considering he’s going to get so much more run support from the 10th-best offense in the majors. The Phillies had scored just 359 runs this season – which ranked them 28th out of 30 teams.
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