The Texas Rangers have been connected to Phillies ace Cole Hamels for months, as they've needed help since Yu Darvish‘s Tommy John surgery. However, the acquisition now looks extremely unlikely, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan:
“If we were going to do that trade, we would have already done it by now,” said Sullivan’s source. There’s currently “no traction” between the two clubs.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson: “…I don’t think you’re going to see us on either extreme end. My mind-set is always wanting to add to the club and always wanting to win, but you’ve got to pay attention to the realities of the standings.”
Texas doesn't like Hamels’ contract, or the Phillies asking price in terms of prospects.