Jim Leyland Thinks Cole Hamels Should Have Been Suspended for 15 Games

Kyle Scott - May 8, 2012

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Goddamn. I have to admit that I didn’t see this coming in the Next To Opine on Cole Hamels pool. Surely, Ozzie Guillen would be the first manager with something to say. 

Nope. Was wrong. It’s Jim Leyland.

On his radio show last night, Leyland said that he would have suspended Hamels for 15 games. 

[Detroit News via The Big Lead]

"I think five games is way too light," Leyland said. "Personally, if I was making that vote, it would be a 15-game suspension — at least.

"I don't know Cole Hamels, so I certainly don't have any qualms with Cole Hamels. I don't know the man. I know he's a very good pitcher, a very talented guy.

"If my pitcher went out and, almost in a braggadocious way, talked about hitting a guy and that 'I did it on purpose.' (a five-game suspension) is not enough. There's no way. 


Why do I get the sense that Leyland would go ballistic if a 15-game suspension for a bean ball was given to his pitcher? 


  • Glen Macnow's Burger Bar Tour 2012 May 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I agree with Jimbo
    Trade Cole for a bat, he is out of here after the season anyway. His old lady hates Philly.

  • tom May 8, 2012 at 11:57 am



  • Gene Rich May 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Cole shouldn’t have done that unless his manager said so. That’s the way I rolled when I used to manage my TBC teams. An eye for an eye!!

  • You are all idiots May 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Everybody’s favorite Nats fan, here to say: That’s excessive and Leyland should butt out. Time to move on.

  • Muscles May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm


  • Cecil Fielder May 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Wait, Leyland is still alive?

  • Ruben Amaro the 3rd May 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Leyland, who asked you? If we wanted your opinion we would have given it to you. Worry about Detroit, I’ll take care of Philly.

  • Scouts dont lie May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    He didnt deserve to be hit?

  • OneManWolfpack May 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Right… he would advocate for Verlander to get 15 games. Just shut up.

  • Phillies fan who dropped out of elementary school May 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    My pussy hurts

  • KeepMyNameOutYoMouf May 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Leyland is just bitter we chose Cholly over him and won a WS

  • airedale May 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Its a shame Phils don’t play the Tigers this year.

  • Edward Murphy sucks May 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Remember last year when some dude bunted to break up a Verlander no hitter. Verlander pointed at his ribs and mouthed “next year”. So if he follows up and hits that dude this year, I guess Leyland will impose at least 15 games on him?

  • Dani May 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Braggadocious? Really?

  • mixbyhand May 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    It was the talk, not the act, that Leyland objected to. Verlander didn’t brag about that s#&* after the fact. Keep your mouth shut Cole, and do your job. Nobody wants to hear about how “old school” you are.

  • Laviolette's Lip Scar May 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    go fuck yourself old man, the only thing i want from you is one of your old man werther’s original candies. fuck you faggot.

  • nick May 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    old school players don’t brag.

  • ThePhillyFlash May 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Who’s next to throw in his two cents worth on the Cole Hamels issue, Mitt Romney? Enough already?

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