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7/30/2015 | Hamels' trade to Texas remains on track

Cole Hamels is going to be a Texas Ranger. The eight-player trade between the Phillies and Rangers is taking a little longer than expected to become official, but sources told MLB.com late Thursday night that everything is in place and that it will happen. An announcement is expected Friday.


7/30/2015 | Harang stepping up as veteran leader of rotation

David Buchanan is 26. Adam Morgan is 25. Aaron Nola is 22. And then there's Aaron Harang. With word of Cole Hamels' trade to the Rangers, the Phillies' clubhouse is losing more than just an ace; it's losing a veteran presence to help guide the new guard of Philadelphia starters in times of confusion. Enter Harang.


7/30/2015 | Revere focused on helping Phillies, not trades

Outfielder Ben Revere came to the Phillies in Dec. 2012 via a trade that sent Trevor May and Vance Worley to Minnesota in advance of his age-25 season. Now in his third season with the Phillies and less than 24 hours away from the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Revere is speculated to be the last piece the Phillies are shopping.


7/30/2015 | Phillies ready to celebrate alumni weekend

It is unlikely Cole Hamels will stick around for the Phillies' alumni weekend. But the Phillies have plenty planned without him. Here is a look at the weekend's festivities:


7/30/2015 | Buchanan steps in for Hamels vs. Braves

The Braves have rarely fared well when facing a Cole Hamels-led Phillies team. Luckily for Atlanta, they probably won't have to deal with him much anymore. David Buchanan makes the start for the Phillies while Williams Perez comes of the DL to pitch for Atlanta.


7/30/2015 | Ruiz, Phillies take series opener from Braves

Aaron Harang and Shelby Miller came into Thursday night's Braves-Phillies game a combined 0-14 since May 17. Harang broke his streak. Miller didn't.


7/30/2015 | Prospects in Hamels deal give Phils bright future

The Phillies have waited and waited and waited to get the best deal possible for Cole Hamels, one that could help restock an organization thin on talent in the Majors and Minors. They finally did so Wednesday, consummating an eight-player deal with the Rangers.


7/29/2015 | Blue Jays follow Tulo's lead in rout of Phillies

Troy Tulowitzki made the most of his Blue Jays debut Wednesday, cracking a homer while collecting a pair of doubles in an 8-2 win over the Phillies at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays' newest star collected three hits with three RBIs and three runs scored as Toronto split the two-game set.


7/29/2015 | Sources: Hamels to bring Phils prospect haul

Cole Hamels engineered some of the greatest moments in Phillies history, including Saturday's no-hitter against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It will be his final moment in a Phillies uniform.


7/29/2015 | Miller, Harang face off to open series in Philly

While the Phillies are now preparing to play the rest of this season without their ace (Cole Hamels), the Braves are simply hoping to soon prove to their ace (Shelby Miller) that they are capable of providing him some offensive support.


7/29/2015 | Phillies Mural to honor club's rich history

The Phillies Mural is located at 24th and Walnut Street. The dedication festivities begin Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.


7/28/2015 | Giles overcomes nerves for save in new role

Less than an hour after the Phillies announced they had traded Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations to the Nationals for Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta, Ken Giles picked up the save in a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.


7/28/2015 | Tulo in Toronto: Newcomer to debut vs. Phillies

Troy Tulowitzki will make his much-anticipated Toronto debut when the Blue Jays and Phillies wrap a two-game series at Rogers Centre on Wednesday.


7/28/2015 | Phillies slug past Blue Jays for comeback win

Ken Giles settled into his newly minted role as closer on Tuesday, helping the Phillies seal a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.


7/28/2015 | Phillies listening to multiple teams on Hamels

Jonathan Papelbon is headed to the Nationals, but what about Cole Hamels? Sources told MLB.com on Tuesday that Hamels is expected to be traded before Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, although nothing is imminent. But the Phillies moved Hamels' scheduled start from Thursday to Friday, which erases any risk of a freak injury and allows the acquiring team to pitch him almost immediately.


7/28/2015 | Phillies acquire Pivetta from Nats for Papelbon

The Phillies announced Tuesday night they had traded Papelbon and cash considerations to the Nationals for Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta, ending Papelbon's tumultuous Phillies career without the trips to the postseason he expected when he signed a four-year, $50 million contract in November 2011. MLBPipeline.com ranks Pivetta as the Phillies' No. 10 prospect.


7/28/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, July 20-26

Phillies Minor League review, July 20-26


7/28/2015 | Nats land All-Star closer Papelbon from Phillies

The Nationals acquired Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Tuesday night in exchange for prospect Nick Pivetta, the team announced. The Nats also agreed to terms with Papelbon for next season.


7/27/2015 | Market heating up for Hamels, Papelbon

Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon could have their wishes granted before the end of the week. Momentum continues toward to built trades for both the Phillies' ace and closer before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.


7/27/2015 | CarGo, Hamels share NL's weekly honor

One outstanding position player and one outstanding pitcher -- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Phillies starter Cole Hamels -- have been named National League Co-Player of the Week after their performances last week.


7/26/2015 | Phillies break out, collect 21 XBHs in series

The Phillies entered this weekend's three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field ranked 26th in baseball with just 242 extra-base hits. But they had 21 in the series against Chicago, including a season-high eight Saturday and again Sunday in an 11-5 victory.


7/26/2015 | Nola follows Hamels with first career victory

Cole Hamels got a bottle of Dom Perignon as a gift for pitching Saturday's no-hitter against the Cubs. Aaron Nola got Sunday's game ball after an 11-5 victory at Wrigley Field.


7/26/2015 | Phils, Blue Jays set to open short Interleague set

If the Blue Jays decide to make a serious push for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon they will have the opportunity to see him up close and personal beginning Tuesday night in a two-game series at Rogers Centre.


7/26/2015 | Trade talks for Hamels heating up

The feeling around baseball is Cole Hamels finally will be dealt, but will anybody else? The Cubs, Blue Jays and Nationals have been pursuing closer Jonathan Papelbon, and Ben Revere, Jeff Francoeur and Chase Utley have been receiving interest.


7/26/2015 | Hamels celebrates, 'can't dwell' on achievement

Cole Hamels celebrated his no-hitter Saturday night with family and friends, but the once-in-a-lifetime moment still had not sunk in Sunday morning.




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