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Cole Hamels' next start has been pushed to Friday. (Getty Images)
Cole Hamels' next start has been pushed to Friday. (Getty Images)
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Phillies Want ‘Best Offers’ for Hamels by Today

According to ESPN.com senior baseball writer Jayson Stark, the Phillies have told several teams interested in Cole Hamels that they'd like to get their "best" offers by Wednesday.

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Jonathan Papelbon leaves the Phillies as their all-time saves leader. (Getty images)
Jonathan Papelbon leaves the Phillies as their all-time saves leader. (Getty images)
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Phillies Finally Get Off the Pot for Papelbon

So the Phillies finally got off the pot and traded all-star closer Jonathan Papelbon, but as Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies didn't want to just get rid of the franchise's all-time save leader, they just didn't hav

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ESPN's Jim Bowden says the Phillies are getting a pitching prospect in return -- one who's currently at Double-A. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
ESPN's Jim Bowden says the Phillies are getting a pitching prospect in return -- one who's currently at Double-A. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Sources: Jonathan Papelbon Traded to Washington

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, a trade sending Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals.  In return, the Phillies will receive Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta.

Pivetta is ranked as the No. 12 overall prospect in

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Report: Phillies ‘Making Progress’ on a Papelbon Trade

UPDATE: Johnathan Papelbon will be traded, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com 

Salisbury hears from a baseball source with knowledge of the situation that Papelbon "will be traded" by Friday's deadline.

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Has Cole Hamels made his last start in Philly? (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
Has Cole Hamels made his last start in Philly? (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
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Report: Giants Making ‘Strong Push’ for Cole Hamels

According to FOX Sports' MLB insider Ken Rosenthal the Giants are making a "strong push" to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies.

Rosenthal tweets that the Giants have $50 million coming off the payroll at the end of the seaso

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have reached out to the Phillies to express their interest in Cole Hamels. (Getty Images)
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have reached out to the Phillies to express their interest in Cole Hamels. (Getty Images)
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Report: Astros Making Big Push for Cole Hamels, D-Backs Interested

There seems to be another team interested in Cole Hamels.

Add the Arizona Diamondbacks to the list of teams that have their eyes on Hamels, according to ESPN.com MLB writer Jerry Crasnick.

Although Arizona is one of 20 clubs on Hamels' no-trade list, he has indicated that he'd be willing to consider a deal to any club

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Reports: Where Things Stand With a Cole Hamels Trade

After Saturday's magical no-hitter, the trade rumors have picked up for Phillies lefty Cole Hamels.

Dozens of scouts were on hand at Wrigley Field to watch the Phillies ace throw a 129-pitch no-hitter at baseballs most historic ballpark.

A day later, the talks have

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What a Way to Go Out: Cole Hamels Throws No-Hitter Against Cubs

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Quite the timing, too.

Hamels struck out 13 in baseball's third no-hitter of the season, leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in what might be his final start for the Phillies

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Chase Utley has been ramping up his activities since the All-Star break and says his right ankle feels "a little bit better. (Getty Images)
Chase Utley has been ramping up his activities since the All-Star break and says his right ankle feels "a little bit better. (Getty Images)
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Are Teams Interested in Chase Utley?

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took soft-toss and fielded grounders prior to games this week.

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Jonathan Papelbon might be with the Phillies after the trade deadline. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Jonathan Papelbon might be with the Phillies after the trade deadline. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Stark on Papelbon: “I think He’ll be Around on August 1st”

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports had reported Friday that the Nationals could have interest in Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon if the Phillies were willing to eat a large portion of his remaining salary.

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