MLB commerce rumors: Mariners speaking commerce for Cole Hamels | MLB


The Mariners are chasing their first playoff look in 17 years, however may use one other starter. The Rangers are reportedly seeking to transfer veteran lefty Cole Hamels earlier than the All-Star break. 

It looks as if a terrific match, and MLB Community’s Jon Morosi reviews that the Mariners have “had dialogue” about buying Hamels, though he says no deal is shut.

Morosi notes the Mariners have a few elements working of their favor: Hamels, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, cannot block a commerce to Seattle. Additionally, Hamels’ wage would not drive the Mariners into paying a luxury-tax penalty. He’ll make $22.5 million in 2018.

Hamels may definitely bolster the Mariners’ beginning rotation, and his intensive postseason expertise (16 begins, three.48 ERA) is a bonus. He is Four-6 with a three.61 ERA this season.

Different potential touchdown spots for Hamels are the Yankees, Angels and Phillies, the workforce he helped pitch to a World Sequence title in 2008.

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