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Cole Hamels can be traded to nine teams without consent

Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams.

With the 2014 trade deadline approaching and the last-place Phillies looking like potential sellers, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi have dug up some of the details about Hamels’ no-trade clause, including the nine teams that he can be dealt to without giving his consent …

Hamels is under contractual control through 2019 and the big-budget Phillies are obviously hoping to be competitive at some point over the next five seasons, so it’s not close to a certainty that the 30-year-old will be moved. Cliff Lee is 35 years old and only signed through 2015 — making him more likely to be shipped.

Hamels boasts a 2.87 ERA, 1.226 WHIP, and 101/35 K/BB ratio through 100 1/3 innings this season.

  1. snitor - Jul 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    “and nine of the 10 teams that he can be dealt to without giving his consent” Maybe the n. 10 is his current team?

    • Drew Silva - Jul 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      I’m stupid.

    • missthemexpos - Jul 8, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Wonder how many readers were trying to figure out which team was #10?

      • drunkenhooliganism - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:31 AM

        It’s the Expos

  2. andreweac - Jul 8, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    I highly doubt Amaro will ask for anything remotely reasonable from another team for Hamels.

    Watching Amaro be in charge of a rebuilding effort should be comical.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    “That’s such an ignorant headline, PFT. There isn’t even 9 teams that have three 40 year old players to create an acceptable package for Cole. You’re uninformed.”

    -Ruben Amaro Jr.

    • basedrum777 - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      We will give you Ichiro, Arod, and Soriano for Hamels and Lee. Straight up…..

  4. yahmule - Jul 9, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    If Philly gets away with trading him to nine teams, they should be able to really stockpile the prospects.

  5. csbanter - Jul 9, 2014 at 2:34 AM

    Yankees should go after Hammels instead of Lee.

  6. andreweac - Jul 9, 2014 at 2:44 AM

    Watch Cashman trade the rights to Derek Jeter as a bench coach for the next 5 years starting in 2015 for Hamels and have the Phillies pay his entire contract. Not inconceivable. Jeter’s tWtW as a bench coach would surely turn this pathetic franchise around, right?

  7. nsstlfan - Jul 9, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    Notice that just about every player with a limited no trade clause just about always has Stl on their list.

  8. chad10 - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I’m not sure that Bryce would OK a trade for Hamels given their history.

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