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Ken Rosenthal previews Saturday's MLB on FOX action.
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And Chelsea -- on welcome to be and I'll be on fox previous presented by Chevrolet and building the next generation of baseball memories. I'm pleased to be done but I've -- dot com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal. And then he'll be in Philadelphia for the Giants Phillies matchup Cole Hamels will be on the health of the fight and Phil. Like the music business when band play for industry insider that showcase event for him as the trade deadline approaches. Chelsea not necessarily and I am not sure picture quality of Cole Hamels needs a showcase event anyway. Now what is going on with Hamels is that he is talking with the Phillies his agent is. About a new deal that the it would be six years in the end it would be for -- whole lot of money. Probably a 13245. Million dollars now will it get done remains to be seen. Cole Hamels is an interesting guy he is not like your average person who would say wow that's great security I'll take it right now. Here's a player who was quite confident itself and afraid to test the market if that is what he chooses to do. He has said the path that he likes Philadelphia he might play for the Phillies. Whether that is the case and the Phillies making an offer that is at least market value maybe even a little bit above you would think that he would sign that deal. So far the Phillies right now I'd be thinking that game on Saturday might you more of a celebration. Of Cole Hamels and anxiety or at least potentially -- In actual showcase. Because we signed that -- healthy he will not -- -- Let's move behind the Rangers traveled to Anaheim for an Al west division matchup with the Angels. -- -- one of the teams mentioned in connection with Hamels and other pitchers like Zack Greinke how aggressive do you expect them to be at the trade deadline. And does this series dictates their. -- I can't tell you one thing this series will not dictate their -- now the real question is what you initially how aggressive will only be. And right now wondered your general manager Jerry I don't know that is an open question. You would think the Angels would be aggressive and play aggressive in the off season contract for pools for C. J. Wilson. But the total has said repeatedly that he is reluctant to trade his best chip outfielder Peter Borges and the Angels don't have that great of form -- So could -- player for Greinke if they chose absolutely. But right now we don't even know if the Brewers will -- -- Q what do you think of him given that he is in the middle of a long way off here to recharge his batteries. So I think the Angels would at least it's something to fortify their bullpen the big that you have to wait that rotation fix until the -- these. Read the white -- head to Detroit that -- that -- -- -- and heated battle for first place in the Al central. And they played eight times this year and each has four wins. Who do you see coming out of the division and all the second place -- -- haven't shot the wildcard. -- I do that tiger is coming out of this division either champion or one of the wild cards I just don't know how it's going to play out just yet. I would anticipate the Tigers will be one of the most aggressive teams at the deadline they are team that we expect would try hard to add a starting pitcher. If we're in the mix Ryan Dempster for example. So if the Tigers improve themselves along with getting better pitching for Doug Fister and at times -- Max Scherzer in the could be quite formidable down the stretch. We've got a great rotation potentially. They've got a great offense for short. Questions still is their defense and what the bullpen as well. The White Sox. Their team that is kind of on the precipice here and -- say that because they're playing -- -- -- not I just wonder how long their pitching staff and hold up. Their best pitcher Chris Sale is a rookie and got another repeat in the rotation as well with the content and of course they've got all those rookies in the bullpen. You just wonder without fortification if they can really hold off for a playoff spot but. They're GM Ken Williams is one of the most aggressive in the game -- I would expect that he'll make a move me to -- one for the rotation what for the bullpen. Before July 31. I can think as always for joining us that's gonna get this and Leon back previous presented by Chevrolet building the next generation of baseball memories. And resident I'm Celtic -- things are watching. The white -- Fox Saturday baseball pregame show. This week 3:30 eastern 1230 plus advantage.