Right after Jerry Crasnick of ESPN tweeted that the Diamondbacks were talking to the Phillies about Cole Hamels I began to think about the possibility of Hamels as the ace of bye Snakes and pitching at Chase Field.
Their are two parts to this story. On the positive side, Hamels could be the leader and the ace for a young pitching staff, and a contender in 2016 and 2017.
On the other side of the equation, Hamels can veto a trade to Arizona, he costs a ton of money, and the Diamondbacks would have to give up a lot of prospects which they already said they don’t want to do.
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