Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday that he is still hoping to sign Cole Hamels to a long-term deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Phillies "would have a really tough time getting anything close to their asking trade price" of four or five prospects for Cole Hamels and as you know Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Phillies have been making calls to gauge trade interest in Cole Hamels.

So what is the real story?

That remains to be seen until July 31st comes, however we caught up with former Major League Pitcher Mark Mulder from ESPN Baseball Tonight and Todd Zolecki of MLB.com who covers the Phillies gave their thoughts on the Phillies and Hamels future together.

Mark Mulder: 

Todd Zolecki: