"As I feel with my clients, I refuse to give up on the Phils," he said. "Perhaps I'm just Dostoyevsky's Prince Myshkin, but we'll see."
I'm feeling a bit more like Raskolnikov staring at the prospect of four more weeks of this trade talk.
A more relevant comparison for what Hamels could net is Carlos Beltran. He represented the best available hitter on the market last summer. In a trade with San Francisco, he fetched single-A righthander Zack Wheeler, now the New York Mets' top prospect.
Well, the guy is from California, and Dodger Stadium is a great place to pitch, and that franchise has got it going again. A very good fit. By comparison, Hamels can look at the Phillies with a cold eye and see that the needle isn't pointing up. If he really wants to win, the Phils aren't a great bet for the next several years.
Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " On Trading Cole Hamels, Part 1
There's more? Anyways, some worthwhile considerations here given whatever trades happen at the end of the month happen in a new rules regime with an added wild card spot. What's for sure is that some team will serve as the cautionary tale for next year. ::whistles past graveyard::
Rich Hofmann: It makes no sense for Phillies to give up so early
Holy hell, this is going to be a long month.
The Complete Chooch Breakdown
...occurs after every night Kendrick and Lee pitch. wokka wokka wokka
Harper Has Ultimate Choice for Final All-Star Spot - jmik58's Blog - Operation Sports
A choice between these two guys for the final spot is the disheveled 2012 season's smelly, skeevy midseason reach-around on the Broad Street Subway.
Lakewood's Lino eager to make impact on Phillies someday
Impressive debut in a wild one up in Lakewood last night for the prospect in the Thome deal.
The Whipped Mare of the NL East
Different Week, Same Story: Punchless Braves Fall To Cubs 4-1 - Talking Chop
You read game recaps like this and think: Wow, the Phillies are six games behind that team.