The 30-year-old Hamels posted a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season. He's owed $90 million over the next four seasons.
With Jimmy Rollins gone, some have expected the team to entertain dealing Utley. As of right now, that's not going to happen. "I've had some dialogue with Wolfie [agent Joel Wolfe] but frankly, he doesn't want to go anywhere," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He wants to honor his contract and that's how we have to perceive it."
Amaro admitted that the team needs to listen to any offer for the 36-year-old Utley, but doesn't perceive Utley changing his mind at this time. Utley hit .270/.339/.407 in 589 at-bats last season.
The Phillies traded their longtime starter at shortstop to the Dodgers this offseason and will be looking to fill that hole in the infield. However, the team will have to shed some additional payroll in order to make a run at the infielder, according to the report. Cabrera hit .241/.307/.387 with 14 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 553 at-bats between Cleveland and Washington in 2014.
"Whether he's earned it or not, we don't know," Amaro told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He has not earned it at the plate. Galvis owns a .218 lifetime batting average and hit a mere .176 with a meager .227 on-base percentage last season.
Rollins, 36, has a career .230/.277/.345 slash line over 200 at-bats at Dodger Stadium. He hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats last season. He's in the final year of his contract, and is set to make $11 million next year.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Ben Revere , CF||.306|
|HR||Marlon Byrd , RF||25|
|RBI||Ryan Howard , 1B||95|
|OBP||Chase Utley , 2B||.339|
|SLG||Marlon Byrd , RF||.445|
|R||Jimmy Rollins , SS||78|
|SB||Ben Revere , CF||49|
|W||Kyle Kendrick , SP||10|
|ERA||Cole Hamels , SP||2.46|
|WHIP||Cole Hamels , SP||1.15|
|K||Cole Hamels , SP||198|
|SV||Jonathan Papelbon , RP||39|
|Full Team Statistics|
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