[PODCAST] If Cole Hamels Rejects the Phillies Offer He Had to “Think About,” Should the Phillies Trade Him?
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Here is today’s show: Monday July 16th, 2012.
Buster Olney report
We opened today's show with the report over the weekend from ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney saying that the Phillies are preparing to make Cole Hamels a contract extension that will "make him think." If the report suggests it will make Hamels "think," you'd have to assume that the offer will be in that 6 year range, something that the Phillies rarely ever do. If he declines this offer, should the Phillies trade him to a contender and try to re-sign him in the off season? Mike and Todd debate:
YOU react on Hamels
This segment featured calls from you, the listener, on the possibility of the Phillies trading Cole Hamels away. Most of you think it would be foolish for the Ruben Amaro to trade away your best pitcher, whether he accepts their best offer or not. Mike Gill, meanwhile, does not trust Ruben Amaro, Jr when looking to acquire prospects.
A Phillies blogger did some math over the weekend and he calculated that the Phillies are so far behind from the pack, winning series 2 games out of 3 every time out would not be good enough to make the playoffs! Even finishing at 81-81, the Phillies would have to go 42-30. We also gave you a surprising statistic on Cole Hamels and where he ranks in this category with the rest of MLB:
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
Sportsbash Stock Exchange is a series of BUY or SELL questions hosted by producer Pete Giordano. The Stock Exchange is brought you by Linwood Country Club. Visit their website to learn more about one of South Jersey’s oldest and most-respected private golf clubs!
1. BUY OR SELL a hard limit on Stephen Strasburg IP?
2. BUY OR SELL "no decision" on the Joe Paterno statue?
3. BUY OR SELL the review of the review conducted by Louis Freeh?
4. BUY OR SELL Linsanity surviving in Houston?
Cole Hamels debate continues
Mike and Todd continue to debate the Cole Hamels scenarios that may play out until July 31st. Mike Gill ponders a possible trade to the Pirates for their two top prospects. Could the Phillies also package Shane Victorino along with Hamels and ship them both to Pittsburgh? What if the Phillies offer to Cole Hamels isn't sufficient enough? Mike Gill believes that whatever Amaro decides to do, it will define his tenure as the Phillies GM:
A new Jon Heyman report
This report came across and Mike and Todd debate it. The report, by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, suggests that Cole Hamels could get upwards of $150M or more. Heyman compares contracts of other star pitchers in baseball like Matt Cain, Johan Santana and Cliff Lee. Mike Gill makes a good point in saying that perhaps its best that Hamels goes elsewhere if we are getting into this type of territory:
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Danny Knobler says Phillies will listen on...?
A reporter who has been all over the Phillies trade front has been CBS Sports, Danny Knobler. Knobler called in at 5:05 and talked with Mike Gill about all possible Phillies trade possibilities. You might be shocked as to who the Dodgers are interested in trading for according to Knobler. Hint: It is Cole Hamels, but it's not. Follow Danny Knobler on Twitter.
It’s 5:30 and time for the football fix. Mike Gill and Ryan Messick debate all story-lines heading into training camp. We will reveal a position per day leading up to training camp which is just one week away. Today we take a look at the Running Backs:
1. Which undrafted rookie are you most excited to see in Training Camp?
2. What changes would you make to prevent future NCAA scandals?
3. Based on the deals of Matt Forte and Ray Rice, did the Eagles give Shady too much?
4. Should Penn State cooperate with the investigation done by the Paterno family?
5. What do the Phillies need to do to get out of your doghouse?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: email@example.com