Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sox And Four Others In 'Staredown' On Hamels

(Total Sports Live)
According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the Red Sox are one of four teams currently in a "staredown" with the Phillies on a potential trade for left-hander Cole Hamels. The other teams are the San Diego Padres, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Reportedly, Philadelphia is still demanding Mookie Betts and/or Blake Swihart in exchange for Hamels—a deal-breaker (and correctly so) for Ben Cherington and the Red Sox. As time drags on, Philadelphia's demands are likely to diminish and focus on lesser prospects.