Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cole Hamels Coming To Boston In Blockbuster?

(Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
Multiple sources are reporting on the possibility of a "blockbuster" trade between the Red Sox and Phillies that could bring left-handed starter Cole Hamels to Boston in the off-season. Reports suggest that the Phillies have been unusually active in their scouting of The Carmine Hose—recently covering series in Boston, St. Louis and Anaheim. Ben Cherington would have to send a bevy of young talent to The City of Brotherly Love to consummate such a deal—and Hamels would obviously have to be open to coming to Boston. Hamels is signed for the next four years at the relatively "modest" cost of $96 million. Mentioned as possible trade chips are some permutation/combination of Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Christian Vazquez, Allen Webster—or maybe even prized lefty starter Henry Owens. Hold on to your hats!