Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
Giles becomes popular fantasy pickup
Ken Giles got the save for the Phillies tonight, and he'll be taking over the closer's role after Jonathan Papelbon's trade to the Nats. Giles is available in 73 percent of ESPN leagues.
The Philadelphia Phillies won their first game after trading All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for their ninth victory in 10 games s
Law: Nats get minor boost with Papelbon
Keith Law: “He's a modest upgrade to the Nats' late-game relief corps, not specifically over Drew Storen but over whatever right-handed reliever gets bounced from the roster.” Trade analysis (Insider)
Phils come alive in fifth
The Phillies belted two RBI-doubles in the fifth inning to take a 3-2 lead over the Blue Jays and end Felix Doubront's night with no outs in the frame. Ryan Tepera is on the mound in relief for the Jays. Follow live
Hamels' next start pushed after deadline
Cole Hamels is getting an extra day of rest after throwing 129 pitches in his no-hitter Saturday. It will prevent him from getting hurt before Friday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. His next start is now Friday night, if he's with the Phillies.
BREAKING: Phillies trade closer Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals for minor leaguer. (via multiple reports)
Nationals acquire Papelbon
The Phillies have traded Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals for Double-A pitcher Nick Pivetta. The Nats picked up Papelbon's option for 2016, with his salary lowered from $13M to $11M. He also will take over the closer's job from Drew Storen.
The Washington Nationals have acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.
How 'bout Hamels going to Texas?
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden would like to see the Philadelphia Phillies trade LHP Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for three prospects, including RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses the Dodgers' plans for the trade deadline, the futures of David Price and Cole Hamels and the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.
The Philadelphia Phillies have told several teams that are in on Cole Hamels that they'd like to get their "best" offers by Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com.
The trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up about Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Only '75% chance' Hamels gets traded
ESPN Jayson Stark's update on Cole Hamels: "There is so much pressure on the Phillies to make a deal where everybody pats them on the back and says great job ... they, in the last 24 hours, have called around to several teams on the periphery and tried to get them back involved [and that] tells me that they still don't have an offer that they really like." (via Mike & Mike)
ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark shares his thoughts on the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki, including why more should come from Toronto. Plus, Stark covers why David Price will not be traded and why the Phillies still have yet to find an offer for Cole Hamels that they like.
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss Johnny Cueto's role for the Royals, possible Cole Hamels destinations, Alex Rodriguez' successful birthday weekend and more.
Phillies last despite turnaround week
Cole Hamels threw a no-hitter and the Phillies have now won eight of their last nine, but their abysmal .370 win percentage keeps them at the bottom of the power rankings. MLB Power Rankings
Phillies @ Blue Jays
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