Padres, Phillies talking Hamels?

San Diego might not be done with big acquisitions.

The Padres and Phillies have discussed a potential trade for left-hander Cole Hamels, Philly.com reported Sunday evening. Outfielder Wil Myers — who came to San Diego as part of Friday’s four-team blockbuster — would be the headliner heading back to Philadelphia, according to the report.

San Diego has a plethora of outfielders following its offseason moves, beginning with Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Myers. Incumbents Seth Smith, Cameron Maybin, Will Venable and Carlos Quentin are the players many outsiders figure to be dealt, although dealing one of the newly-acquired players could make sense. The Padres’ outfield is currently comprised of all right-handed hitters and no true center fielder.

The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers and Rangers were interested the 30-year-old Hamels. Hamels has four years and $96 million remaining on his contract, plus a vesting option for 2019 that would bring the total dollars to $110 million.

— Cash Kruth

5 Comments

There was method to the Padres’ madness.

This is getting ridiculous.

Seth Smith and Will Venable both bat left-handed.

Trading for Cole Hamels isn’t a bad idea but if it means giving away someone like Wil Myers, it is definitely a mistake, Petco Park is known to be a pitchers park, and we have 3 great pitchers in Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Andrew Cashner who most certainly can lead the way.an issue I am seeing is that the Padres don’t have a true centerfield, I don’t find that an issue at all, Wil Myers can play centerfield, there is no doubt in my mind of that, and the fact that he can play firstbase makes him that much more useful for the Padres who have been looking for an upgrade over Yonder Alonso, If the Padres trade for cole Hamels it should be a proposal that doesn’t lose them a great bat in Wil Myers,

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With all the aquisition padres have done.. Padres finally found a true GM in A.J Preller.. Preller have drop a bomb and surprised the league by aquiring big name in kemp, upton, and myers. For sure preller will drop another bomb by aquiring in great pitching in cole hamel. This organization have rise from the dead and became alive to have a great run to compete for world series.

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