By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Philadelphia Phillies put star pitcher Cole Hamels on the market earlier.
Now, it has come to light that the Texas Rangers are scouting Hamels. Hamels will be a free agent after this season.
The Rangers would pick up an ace in Hamels. And he would immediately compete with Matt Harrison as the ace of the staff.
In addition, it would give the Rangers more credibility to the staff. He would join Harrison, Yu Darvish, former Phillies teammate Roy Oswalt, and Scott Feldman in the rotation.
Martin Perez would be bumped from the rotation. He is 10-4 season with a 3.08 ERA.
The asking price for Hamels is two major leaguers and two prospects. Or four to five top prospects, much like the Colorado Rockies received in return from the Cleveland Indians for Ubaldo Jimenez.
The Phillies would ask for one or more of the Rangers top pitching prospects, which include Martin Perez, Roman Mendez, Neil Ramirez, or Tanner Scheppers. The Phillies would also try to get their top prospect Jurickson Profar.
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