Yankees Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels cannot stop a trade to New York

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

This is a very good thing

The Yankees have already acquired a new pitcher in Brandon McCarthy, but with an unproven option like Shane Greene in the rotation, it's not crazy to think that Brian Cashman is still looking for a way to add another starter. The Phillies are expected to be sellers at the deadline, and while Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett are more likely to be dealt, the Yankees could target Cole Hamels in a potential deal.

Hamels still has $90 million owed to him over the next four years, so the Phillies really don't have a reason to trade him just yet, but if he were suddenly put on the market, the Yankees would have at least one advantage working for them. The lefty ace has a 20-team no-trade clause and it appears that the Yankees are not on it:

If we go through these nine teams, it's unlikely that the Red Sox, Rangers or Padres will look to acquire him this year as all three are likely out of contention for the 2014 season. If, and that's still a very big IF, the Phillies do put him on the trading block, the Yankees only have to compete with five other teams, and while most of them could offer better prospects, New York can eat more money off his contract. I would trade any prospect the Yankees currently had in their system if it got them a 30-year-old Cole Hamels. Imagine a rotation of Tanaka, Hamels, Kuroda, Pineda, whoever. Keep in mind, though, that he'll more than likely stay in Philadelphia for a little while longer.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker