Tom McCarthy on Cole Hamels
By Matt Veasey
With rumors again beginning to swirl regarding the Phillies possibly dealing Cole Hamels, broadcaster Tom McCarthy gave an interview on the situation to MLB.com in which he examined the possibility.
In the interview below, McCarthy surmises that “if they got the right offer, they would probably move him” and then continues on to discuss what such an offer might look like.
Hamels trade speculation has heated up again in recent days, with the Saint Louis Cardinals the most recent team believed to be pursuing the Phillies ace lefthander. TBOH listed the Cards as just one of "Hamels Six Suitors" in a piece released last weekend.
McCarthy is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey who graduated from Brick Memorial High School in Brick Township, NJ and then Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey.)
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From 2001-05, McCarthy did pre-game and post-game hosting and radio play-by-play work for the Phils. After a two-year stint with the rival New York Mets, McCarthy returned to Philly to do radio, took over TV responsibilities on the death of Harry Kalas, and has become a broadcast fixture with the team.