Cole Hamels would 'love' to return to Phillies

Andrew Porter
November 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
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The Phillies need pitching and a Cole Hamels return has been speculated for a couple of seasons now, but it seems like the stars may finally be aligning. 

Speaking with MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, Hamels said he would love to return to Philadelphia and is even open to signing a one-year deal. 

“I know Philly is finally trying to make that push,” Hamels told MLB.com. “They’re building their roster. If I fit on their roster and their plans, I’d love the opportunity to come back. It’s probably more on their end, though, to reach out and see if I actually do fit in their plans. It would be difficult for me to say, ‘Hey, I want to play there, can you guys make it happen?’ But I’m always willing to play for that team and city and attempt to win a World Series. That’s where I am right now. I just want to have the opportunity to get to the postseason, just so that I can try to win.”

The ball is now in the court of Matt Klentak and the Phils. 

Speaking of Klentak, the Phillies GM joined Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on Thursday's 94WIP Midday Show and discussed the starting pitching, among other things.