Late July means baseball trade rumors, and with new Dodgers ownership willing to add payroll, the Dodgers figure to be one of the most active teams as the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline looms.
The Dodgers have long been considered a likely contender for Cole Hamels on the free-agent market.
The most prominent name on the trading block remains Philadelphia Phillies southpaw, Cole Hamels.
Philadelphia enters the All-Star break in last place, and if they can’t ink Hamels to a long-term extension, they will probably deal the upcoming free agent.
Dodger fans have gotten used to watching top free agents come and go without any interest from Los Angeles, but that could soon change.
Cole Hamels struck out nine in eight strong innings and Ryan Howard homered to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.