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Cole Hamels Blocks Trade to Astros?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jtotheb, Jun 22, 2015.

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  1. jtotheb

    jtotheb Contributing Member

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    FWIW - Just saw Bob Allen say that his "sources" told him that Cole Hamels has blocked a trade to the Astros. Can't find this anywhere else though. Anyone hear something similar?
     
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    So he doesnt want to play for a winner?

    Cool. He can stay in that doldrum all day long.
     
  3. jtotheb

    jtotheb Contributing Member

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    Agreed. I'm not quite ready to see the Astros start giving up prospects yet. I'd kind of like to see how some of these young guys pan out.
     
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    How about a link?

    Or at the least a description of who the hell Bob Allen is and why we should believe this.
     
  5. jtotheb

    jtotheb Contributing Member

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    Sorry. He's the Sports Director for Channel 13 in Houston. He's been a sportscaster in Houston for over 30 years, but I'm not ready to call him a credible source for rumors. I don't have a link because he just reported it on the 6 p.m. broadcast.
     
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    I just don't understand blocking an Astros trade but not a Rangers trade.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source tells <a href="https://twitter.com/BobAllenKHOU">@BobAllenKHOU</a> that Phillies LHP Cole Hamels has blocked (for now) any possible trade to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a>. Rangers &amp; Yankees are in play</p>&mdash; Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) <a href="https://twitter.com/DTGoteraKHOU/status/613125802817888256">June 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    Hmm, curious to know who we offered. Probably a shortstop among others.
     
  9. Jared Novak

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    Bob Allen has been with KHOU 11 since last year.

    He's been in Houston for 30+ years.
     
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    That's fine, he doesn't deserve a winner.
     
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    Would rather go after Kazmir anyways. It usually doesn't work out when a player has no interest in being there in the first place.
     
  12. jtotheb

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    That's right. Sorry for the misinformation.
     
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    Might be true but no reason to fret. Could be his way of forcing a better deal for the Phillies.
     
  14. Nick

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    Who's his agent? Despite the success this year, we seem to forget some of the issues this front office had with other teams/agents that rubbed many the wrong way.

    Will take more than a half season of success to change some minds, rehab the brand/image and sway ideologies.

    Also, Hamels fits the douche factor better in southern Oklahoma.
     
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    I guess not too surprising?

     
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    Allen was at Channel 13 for 38.5 years. He been at Channel 11 since April of 2013. Thus, 40+ years.
     
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    Why would he want to force his new team to trade away more players to his old team?

    I believe he has a list of teams he can veto, so I assume Houston is on that list. I think he has a team option for the last year of his contract, so it could be a way to force a team he's not super-excited about to pick up the option.
     
  18. Nick

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    Never heard that as a reason before.

    In the end, Astros have to move on (cueto is the better get for now, and still allows future payroll flexibility). There's also no rule that a player has to waive his no trade clause simply to go to a winning team.
     
  19. Jared Novak

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    So 30+ doesn't equal to 40? ;)

    If Hamels doesn't want to be here, so be it, I'd rather have someone who wants to be here.
     
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    i guess he doesn't want to win a world series.
     
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