Cole Hamels spotted in Philadelphia days after show
Cole Hamels was spotted in Pennsylvania on Monday after hosting the Phillies at a showcase in Texas on Friday.
After hosting a showcase on Friday for interested teams in Texas, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Cole Hamels was spotted in a Pennsylvania Starbucks on Monday morning.
The former Phillies phenomenon hasn’t pitched for the team since 2015, but spent the first decade of his career with them. Meanwhile, the Phillies have won five straight division titles and their second World Series championship in franchise history. Hamels won the World Series MVP title for his efforts.
Even after being traded to Texas Rangers in 2015, Hamels had retained a home in Pennsylvania. Last month, the Delco property and its 10 (?!) Bathrooms hit the market. It also has a wine cellar with a capacity of 600 bottles, an inground swimming pool and a hot tub, a pool house, several fireplaces and two training rooms for you to be fit like an All-Star pitcher. It was listed for almost $ 2.5 million.
The Starbucks in question is not far from the property the Hamels put on the market last month, so it is possible that they were only there to finalize the sale.
But given the timing of his Philadelphia appearance so soon after the showcase, Hamels could also be in town to take home. disabled the market and begins his second stint with the Phillies.
Everyone from the Dodgers to the Cardinals to the Red Sox has spoken out in Hamels, but the Phillies have that local advantage. They drafted him in the first round of the June 2002 amateur draft, and he compiled a 3.30 ERA in his ten seasons with the club. He currently has the third most strikeouts of any pitching in franchise history and is only 28 strikeouts from Robin Roberts on the roster.
Manager Joe Girardi gave Hamels his unequivocal support on Friday, saying the former star is a “fierce competitor” who “would be a huge addition”.
With the Phillies now just two games away from the top of the division and with a 0.500-plus record, it’s time for Dombrowski to take it a step further. Hamels has a little more mileage on him than when he last threw red stripes, but if this reunion was in their first playoff series since Hamels was the first in the squad, it’s the kind of moment fans dream of.
In the meantime, curious minds want to know: What is Cole Hamels’ Starbucks order?