You’ve probably seen Cole’s name floating around out there as a possible trade piece for the 38-47 Rangers.
Jon Heyman dropped this bit today:
Hearing some chatter about a Cole Hamels possible reunion with phillies. It’s early, and unsure how serious the chatter is. But they love him. He loved it there (obvs) and has a home there so presumably he’d approve. Has control with no-trade list covering two-thirds the teams)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 3, 2018
My gut says no, simply because it brings me back to a time when Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies simply couldn’t move on from the aging stars that brought this city the 2008 World Series. I feel like we’ve advanced well beyond the point of sentimentality, and it’s not like starting pitching is the Phils’ biggest need at this point anyway.