Thursday, July 30, 2009

Phillies get Cliff Lee

Roy Halladay may be a better pitcher but the Phillies deemed his price too high. Among other players, the Blue Jays wanted rookie pitcher J. A. Happ. Happ is 7-2 this year with a 2.97 ERA. Since the Phillies are looking for a starting pitcher it sure didn't make sense to give up a starting pitcher. They got Lee and Ben Francisco from the Indians for four minor leaguers. They did give up AAA pitcher Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco has been in the Phillies system for 5 years without making the bigs. They kept Kyle Drabek, one of their top prospects, who the Blue Jays wanted.


2 comments:

BASEBALL DAD said...

Had to rub it in didn't you !! LOL Word from Philly is that you "stole" Lee.Our GM probably would have given him up for the minor leaguer's baseball cards !Now that we have a new supply of players, I hope we get a couple new leaders for next year too. I'm sure Charlie's happy ! Go get Lee a ring.

analog said...

I hope we get a couple new leaders for next year too.....
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