Cole Hamels understands he's a hot topic in trade discussion as the Phillies begin to rebuild, but Philadelphia is where he wants to be.
As the winter meetings come to a close, we update the status of the Phillies' rebuilding project -- which at the moment is in the destruction phase.
The Phillies have the longest odds in all of baseball to win the 2015 World Series, according to Bovada.
1wRyne Sandberg is sure of one thing: The Phillies will not give Cole Hamels away. Any offer would require a "wow" factor, the Phils' skipper says.
1wThe Phillies and Orioles reportedly met Tuesday in San Diego to discuss a potential Marlon Byrd trade, but there is still no sense in giving him away.
1wOn Day 2 of the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Cubs traded for a starting catcher and the Pirates signed a SP, which could give the Phillies leverage.
1wThe Phillies are looking to trade Ryan Howard, but that could be a tougher proposition if the slugger still is with the team by May when he gains full no-trade rights.
1wAs the winter meetings get underway, the Oakland A's made a splash by trading away pitcher Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox and slugger Brandon Moss to the Indians.
1wThe Chicago White Sox were active on the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, reportedly trading for Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija and signing elite former Yankees reliever David Robertson.
1wThe Phillies have some valuable trade pieces and have had productive dialogue with teams that goes beyond just Cole Hamels, says Ruben Amaro.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.