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Where's Cole Hamels headed?

He circled the bases for the first time, but was it in his last start for the Phillies?

Updated: July 22, 2012, 9:22 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- As contract talks and trade rumors swirled around him, Cole Hamels made the 99th regular-season start of his career at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.

He knows it's possible it could have been his last -- or at least his last wearing the uniform of the Phillies, the only team for which he's ever pitched.

But if the increasing pace of his contract negotiations and the onrushing trade deadline are weighing on him, the 28-year-old left-hander continues to hide it ...

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