Phillies, Rangers Talking About a Cole Hamels Deal
According to CBS Sports' MLB insider Jon Heyman the Rangers and Phillies "continue to remain in contact" regarding the Phillies left-handed ace. However, as Heyman notes, the two-sides remain far apart. The Rangers are in search of a top-of-the-rotation starter after losing ace Yu Darvish for the season due to a torn UCL and Tommy John surgery.
The big question when dealing with teams who have interest in Hamels is, do they have the prospects to get a deal done?
In this case, Texas has prospects to get something done if they want, the Phillies "have been said to be seeking three good prospects, with one top-flight one" in a deal involving Hamels.