The Philadelphia Phillies do not necessarily have intentions of trading ace starting pitcher Cole Hamels.
As a matter of fact, they continue to make efforts to quiet the rumors that they will be trading Hamels to the Boston Red Sox or any other interested team this winter. What might not be helping those efforts, however, is the news that Hamels recently put his Philadelphia home up for sale.
From the Real Estate section of the Philadelphia Business Journal, here is the description of Hamels’ home. The reader is encouraged to enjoy the writer for the Real Estate section as he gestures to the aforementioned trade rumors surrounding Hamels.
But with rumors of a potential trade making headlines (say it ain’t so!), the sale of Hamels’ home has many questioning whether he’s going to stay in Philadelphia for the long haul…
…It features four full bathrooms, two powder rooms and a three-car attached garage.
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, granite counters and a long breakfast bar. It’s got a serious basement with man-cave possibilities and even has a propane-fired generator.
The basement has ‘man-cave possibilities,’ giving the impression that Hamels has failed as of yet to capitalize on said possibilities.
That is supposed to be one of the perks of being a rich professional athlete: you make some ridiculous man cave with like 25 movie theater seats or a bowling alley or a golf simulator or something. If it is true that Hamels has not attempted to take advantage of those possibilities, that is quite disappointing.
Otherwise, if anybody has $1.55 million lying around, there would appear to be a nice home, complete with two powder rooms, in Newton Square, PA.