The former Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels, who was part of the 2008 World Series Champion team, expressed his interest in coming back to play for the team.
The Phillies need pitching for 2020 and Hamels is a free agent for the first time in his life.
Hamels told MLB.com, “I know Philly is finally trying to make that push. “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.”
Cole Hamels played for the Phillies for ten seasons and was traded in 2015 to the Texas Rangers and then was traded to the Chicago Cubs.
“I’d love the opportunity to come back,” Hamels told MLB.com.
We’d love to have Hamels back in Philadelphia. He will forever be a part of the World Series winning team.