The Philadelphia Phillies are a team that is most definitely a “seller” as the 2014 MLB trade deadline approaches. After Monday night’s 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the Phillies are 43-56 and sit 12 games out of first place in the National League East. Despite that, Philadelphia is apparently going to hold on to what may be its most valuable trade chip.
The Phillies are reportedly telling teams that they won’t be trading Cole Hamels. The 30-year-old three-time All-Star isn’t having a great year, but left-handed starting pitchers are always in demand. Especially those who have won NLCS and World Series MVPs.