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Major Deal About to Happen?
It looks like the Cubs have stepped up to become a player for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. According to ESPN.com senior baseball writer Jayson Stark, the Cubs have offered standout second base prospect Javier Baez and current shortstop Starlin Castro in an attempt to land Hamels...
How to Handle Hamels?
While opening day didn't quite go the way Cole Hamels would have liked, allowing four runs -- all on solo home runs -- in five innings, his name will continue to surface in trade talks between now and the July 31 deadline. But now that the season has started, what is the right way to handle the Hamels situation moving forward...
Cliff Lee Suffers a Setback
Cliff Lee looked great pitching two scoreless innings, allowing a pair of singles, in his spring debut Thursday against the Astros. Lee began complaining of discomfort in his left elbow Sunday after tossing two innings last Thursday in his Grapefruit League debut and acknowledged today that his career may be over if he needs left elbow surgery...
Lee Speaks on Hamels Rumors
While much of the offseason discussion has surrounded whether or not Cole Hamels would be here this season.  The guy who's name is typically reserved for those type of trade talks is Cliff Lee. However, after being limited to just 13 starts last season due to a flexor pronator strain in his elbow, Lee was back in Clearwater on the first day of Phillies pitchers and catchers and seemed ready to go.

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