Kruk: Cole Hamels would be perfect for Dodgers

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Current ESPN baseball analyst and former Philadelphia Phillie John Kruk says Cole Hamels would be a perfect fit for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 2008 World Series MVP has been mentioned prominently in trade talks as the July 31 deadline approaches.

"One, he's a Southern California kid. Two, when you look at the recent history of the Dodgers in the post-season, they don't pitch real well," Kruk said.

"Clayton Kershaw has yet to figure out how to pitch in the postseason. Cole Hamels is a proven big game pitcher and I think he'd be an asset to them. To me, if they get Cole Hamels, they'd be the favorite to go to the World Series for the National League."

Action News caught up with Kruk at Dynasty Sports in the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne Saturday afternoon.

Hamels, meanwhile, threw his first no-hitter of his career on Saturday. He threw 13 strikeouts in the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years.

"It's something where you just go out there and enjoy the moment," Hamels said. "What I want is to be successful at it. I enjoyed the moment and this happened."

Should John Kruk's prediction come true, Hamels would be reunited with former Phillies teammate Jimmy Rollins in Los Angeles.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.