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Postby bandrus1 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:12 am

just heard on the dan p show that 2 big name minor leagues for the phillies have been benched today.. Due to a trade for Cliff Lee not Halladay
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby Rubidium » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:17 am

Three of them, actually.

As many readers have noted, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson aren't in the lineup for the Phillies' Triple A team this afternoon. It could be a coincidence, but it's of interest at least, since all are possible trade candidates and Carrasco was expected to start.


http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/r ... day-2.html

Oh man, I can hope. O:-) Has anyone heard anything else?
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby bandrus1 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:20 am

the report came from an SI writer who said the trade was for LEE not Halladay
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:23 am

MLBTR just reported the days off have nothing to do with Halladay.....doesn't say not Lee though. :-?

They'd need to give up Rollins, Howard and Utley to get Halladay anyways.
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:30 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:MLBTR just reported the days off have nothing to do with Halladay.....doesn't say not Lee though. :-?

They'd need to give up Rollins, Howard and Utley to get Halladay anyways.


probably would need to throw in Hamels and Victorino too
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby Rubidium » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:32 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:MLBTR just reported the days off have nothing to do with Halladay.....doesn't say not Lee though. :-?

They'd need to give up Rollins, Howard and Utley to get Halladay anyways.


Yeah, presumably the fourth piece in a trade like that would be one of Drabek, Happ, or Brown, and I doubt one of those guys with Carrasco/Donald/Marson would be enough to get Halladay. I wouldn't think it would be enough for Lee, either, but it does seem kind of strange that Carrasco got the day off when he was scheduled to start.

This also happened last week, though, with Kyle Kendrick, and people speculated he may have been part of a trade, but he was actually just being called up to pitch out of the Phils bullpen.
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby great gretzky » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:37 am

I have to say I'd really rather Halladay in this instance, not really buying cliff lee.

It's kind of like buying a stereo or car or something. Most of the cost is getting to the point of being able to afford one in the first place. If one is like 10 percent more, but the one that would really make you happy, you should really just get that one, because the bulk of the cost is going to apply in either case.
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:02 pm

Jason Knapp might be involved also
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby Rubidium » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:35 pm

Rumored deal is Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco for Carlos Carrasco, Jason Knapp, Jason Donald, and Lou Marson. The two sides are supposedly close.

http://twitter.com/ToddZolecki
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/cliff-lee-update.html
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Re: cliff lee to the phillies?

Postby great gretzky » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:43 pm

then they need to trade happ, drabek and the remains in a bid for halladay and lay waste to MLB as we know it.
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