Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Phillies Cake and Eat It Too

From "Sources: Phils to get Lee from Indians" at ESPN.com:

The Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians agreed to a trade that would bring Cliff Lee to the NL East leaders along with outfielder Ben Francisco for four minor leaguers, according to major league sources.

Triple-A right-hander Carlos Carrasco, Class A righty Jason Knapp, catcher Lou Marson -- the likely heir apparent to Victor Martinez -- and shortstop Jason Donald will be sent to Cleveland.

The trade is pending physical exams.

The Phillies weren't required to give up pitcher J.A. Happ or the three prospects they balked at trading for Roy Halladay -- outfielders Dominic Brown and Michael Taylor, and pitcher Kyle Drabek.

8 comments:

Chad'sKindaRad said...

Ugh

Fred's Brim said...

Please don't overreact, Ned.

I wonder how many world series winners have made no significant in-season trades

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't recall the Phillies doing much last season. They did get Stairs though...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My fear is that Ned sells the roster to get Halladay. A lot of people are ready to ship Kemp to Canada for Halladay.

Alex Cora said...

There is no way they are going to trade Kemp - they already made 50,000 bobbleheads to be given out on Aug 19th.

rbnlaw said...

Shipping Kemp makes no sense. Shipping Loney? eh.

didn't the Phills add Blanton last year as well?

Ken said...

i hate them

Ken said...

has anyone been traded before their bobbleheads came out?