After tossing the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history on Saturday against the Cubs, Cole Hamels has become an even hotter commodity than he had already been entering the final stretch before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
As of the past few hours, the Rangers and Dodgers have become front-runners in the Hamels sweepstakes according to a report from ESPN’s Jayson Stark.
Various clubs had scouts in the stands for Hamels’ historic outing on Saturday, and it appears that after an outing like that, teams may be willing to part with better prospects and potentially take on more of the $73.5 million remaining on the left-hander’s contract after 2015.
David Price remains one big name that could affect Hamels deals. ESPN’s Jim Bowden recently tweeted the below saying the Tigers may now see themselves as buyers.
By: Kyle Babcock
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