Thursday, February 26, 2015

REPORT: No Sense Of 'Urgency' To Get Hamels

According to a source reporting to's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox are showing "no sense of urgency" to make a trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels. While McAdams indicated that Boston is "monitoring" the trade market for Hamels, they are continuing to refuse the inclusion of either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart in any package. GM Ben Cherington is in a good spot—since all the pressure is on Philly, particularly after Hamels made it clear he wants out of The City of Brotherly Love. As we get closer to Opening Day, the price (in prospects) for Hamles is bound to drop—even more so if the Red Sox pick up the bulk of the remaining $90 million on the lefty's contract.