Merloni: Trade prospects for a bat, not Hamels

Merloni: Trade prospects for a bat, not Hamels
July 18, 2014, 6:00 am
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Cole Hamels to the Red Sox?

The team has reportedly been scouting the Philadelphia left-hander as a backup. But Lou Merloni doesn't want the Sox to part with the team's top prospects to acquire Hamels.

"You take all the prospects you want to get for that bat," said Merloni. "Because that's where the hole is in this organization. You've got to give them up to get Hamels… They're going to want Henry Owens."

"It makes no sense. Sign Lester for $2 million more a season and use those prospects to go get a bat."