MLB Trade Rumor: Yankees not on Hamels no-trade list

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With Masahiro Tanaka on the shelf for who knows how long, could calling the Phillies about Cole Hamels be the answer?

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1, Cole Hamels has a no-trade clause but he could be traded to the following teams without his permission: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, San Diego Pares and the New York Yankees.

Hamels has notched a 2.87 ERA in 100.1 innings this season after starting the year on the disabled list with a shoulder problem. Aside from the shoulder issue, Hamels is very durable and could be the Yankees quick fix should they choose to trade. The Phillies said they are willing to eat the $100 Million on Hamel’s contract in return for a good prospect, something the Yankees have in their farm system. However, although the offer seems tempting, the Yankees don’t have the best luck with workhorses, CC Sabathia being a prime example. Still, if the Yankees wish to compete, it doesn’t hurt to pick up the phone and ask.

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5 Responses to MLB Trade Rumor: Yankees not on Hamels no-trade list

  1. hotdog says:

    Hamels would be an interesting addition but the Yankees are better off eating some of that money and keeping a guy like Sanchez, Refsynder or their top pitching prospects…the Phillies will ask much especially knowing that the Yankees may need to replace Tanaka for a longer period of time…and I'm not sure that the Yankees have the elite type of prospects the Phillies are looking for…

  2. Dan M says:

    Personally I think n addition of Hamels would b greater for the Yankees. I'd have no problem giving up a guy like Sanchez even though he is a good prospect. I'm not gonna act like I know a lot about the Yankees prospects cause I don't but I know enough to know tht with Brian McCain behind the plate some of the catching prospects have become expandable. N if Philly is willing to eat a lot of the money then the yanks should go get em. N not that money is n issue to the Yankees but if philly eats a large portion of Hamels contract then that's more money the Yankees could save n then spend during the winter on starting pitching (ex: James Shields). I definetly agree though that the Yankees should eat some of the contract.

  3. hotdog says:

    I see your point…i've just been waiting to see what Sanchez is all about but I'd pull the plug if he became available and there wasn't a better way of relieving the Phillies of their financial obligations…it just seems strange to me that the Phillies would even consider dealing Hamels for Sanchez while paying a significant amount of his contract…there are better prospects out there…long shot that he becomes a Yankees…

  4. tom says:

    Against Hamels trade-

    2015 FA are Lester, Scherzer and Shields. Losing 2015 draft pick is so what because of 2 things.

    1. 2015 draft prospect (s) will benefit Yankees in 2018 and beyond that.
    2. Yankees have stocked up with IFA prospects.

    2015's high level prospects like Sanchez, Murphy, Refsnyder and more could benefit Yankees concurrently among big free agent signings.

    For Hamels trade-

    Yankees pay almost nothing to Hamels if Phillies willing eat up 100m is accurate. That would provide a great relief to budget that included Arod and his ridiculous milestone bonus. Still, I think Yankees will cover 50-60 percentage of Hamels' contract.

    There is no guarantee to successfully sign either frontline starter.

    I am wrestling with the idea of obtaining Hamels. I could try this deal to start off but I don't know if it is logically acceptable because any deal without Betances for most proven player is "automatically" no good.

    John Ryan Murphy – MLB ready with small sample in major.
    Jose Pirela – he must be added to 40 man after this season. Use him for better return.
    Rookie Davis – Solid 3rd-4th starter once he is ready to handle 170 innings.
    Yankees to cover 72 percentage of Hamels' remaining contract.

    I can see Phillies want Sanchez over Murphy due to power tool; Refsnyder over Pirela due to handling new challenger quicker; Caleb Smith over Davis due to savvy southpaw tool.

  5. Sanchez for Hammels??? Go for it….The NYY have Mccann, JR, Cervelli. if they prefer cervelli, take him!