Truth & Rumors > MLB

Kershaw delivers recruiting pitch to Hamels in person

Views
25633
Comments
27

08:17 AM ET 07.11 | With the lockers of Cole Hamels and Clayton Kershaw next to each other in the All-Star Game's NL clubhouse, Kershaw pounced on the opportunity. "You'd look good in Dodger blue," Kershaw told him. Hamels, the premier pitcher eligible for free agency, grew up in San Diego. He said he would be interested in the Dodgers or Angels, although he was not so sure the Angels would be interested in him. ... The Dodgers have five starters under contract next season -- Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly -- but Kershaw wants the Dodgers' new owners to pursue Hamels. "I would love to have him there," Kershaw said. "Our whole team would love to have a guy of his caliber. I hope we make a run at him."

Los Angeles Times

Cole Hamels, Getty Images Cole Hamels, Getty Images
July 11, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Tampering.

July 11, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Two problems with this Clayton, you don't sign the checks, and you would become jealous of him real quick because he would be making more money than you.

Comment #3 has been removed
Comment #4 has been removed
July 11, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Two problems with this Clayton, you don't sign the checks, and you would become jealous of him real quick because he would be making more money than you.

More money yes ... but not for long. Kershaw's going to break the bank when he is a F/A.

July 11, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Morning moose.

July 11, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Morning Clem.

July 11, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Good Moring Boys, If I were Cole Hammels I'd take the First Gulfstream5 to La, that stadium works well for left-handers!!! Of Couse if he was smart he'd take the first Chopper to Yankee Stadium!!

July 11, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Good Moring Boys, If I were Cole Hammels I'd take the First Gulfstream5 to La, that stadium works well for left-handers!!! Of Couse if he was smart he'd take the first Chopper to Yankee Stadium!!

I think there's more chance he'll get what he wants from LA. The Steinbrenner Bros. are not the spenders their Dad was, and they've already got a lot of money tied up in big contracts. Any idea when Cano is a F/A?

Comment #10 has been removed
July 11, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I think there's more chance he'll get what he wants from LA. The Steinbrenner Bros. are not the spenders their Dad was, and they've already got a lot of money tied up in big contracts. Any idea when Cano is a F/A?

I believe this is the last year of his deal. And Granderson is a FA after the 2013 season.

Comment #12 has been removed
Comment #13 has been removed
July 11, 2012  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Is it me or does Kershaw have a mancrush on Hamels? His comments seem VERY light in the loafers.Sorry Clayton, Cole is married and has a kid................

Yes, Kershaw and his wife are both gay.

July 11, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Is it me or does Kershaw have a mancrush on Hamels? His comments seem VERY light in the loafers.Sorry Clayton, Cole is married and has a kid................

It's you.

July 11, 2012  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Is it me or does Kershaw have a mancrush on Hamels? His comments seem VERY light in the loafers.Sorry Clayton, Cole is married and has a kid................

Why does his kid look like Charlie Manual?

Comment #17 has been removed
July 11, 2012  11:53 AM ET

hamels is not that good, halliday and lee are better

July 11, 2012  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Sorry Clayton, Cole is married and has a kid................

An elaborate beard.

 
July 11, 2012  01:56 PM ET

Hammels is overrated!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    1224
    Comments
    1301
  2. 2
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    4217
    Comments
    930
  3. 3
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    5956
    Comments
    336
  4. 4
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    968
    Comments
    167
  5. 5
    Lightning may be swept aside
    Views
    1331
    Comments
    100

SI.com

SI Photos