Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gammons: Best Red Sox-Phillies Hamels Deal?

Margot (L); Owens (R)
Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons tweeted today that he still thinks the best deal for the Phillies is to send Cole Hamels to the Red Sox for prospects Manuel Margot and Henry Owens (and possibly others). Margot, a center-fielder at High-A Salem, is hitting .344 with a HR and seven RBIs in 16 games this year. He's also stolen seven bases. Owens has fallen a little behind others in the Sox pitching hierarchy this year. He's started three games for the AAA PawSox—going 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA. The 6' 6" 22-year old lefty has a 1.44 WHIP. Considering the disaster that is the Boston starting rotation, a deal may be near. Stay tuned.