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Cole Hamels trade is official, Hamels starts Saturday

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Cole Hamels trade is official, Hamels starts Saturday

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The Cole Hamels trade is official, and Cole Hamels will start Saturday, according to John Blake, the Rangers p.r. guy who just tweeted it out.

The Rangers have acquired Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, and cash from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Matt Harrison, Jorge Alfaro, Nick Williams, Jake Thompson, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff.

You can read my analysis of the deal here.

Tepid offered his take on the deal here.

A roundup of the national reactions to the deal are here.