“We’re trying our best to trade Cole Hamels,” said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. “Teams just aren’t interested on our fair deals!”
Reported first by someone with a fake twitter picture, the Phillies were turned away by the Angels when they proposed a trade that would have sent Hamels to Los Angeles for the young and inexperienced getting worse each season Mike Trout.
“I don’t know why more teams aren’t interested in him,” said Amaro Jr. “He throws left-handed. Has anyone ever seen this before???”
Some have suggested the Phillies asking price is too high to which Amaro Jr. has said, “we can assure you, our asking price is not too high, just a little buzzed.”
In related news, the Phillies have tried trading Jonathan Papelbon to several teams including the San Francisco Giants. The asking price for Papelbon was reportedly outrageously high as it included Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, and the 2014 World Series Championship.