Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Said "Forget Halliday", It's Cliff Lee That'll Be A Phillie

The other day, we mentioned the Roy Halliday story and said forget about it in our random notes. Now, we can say the Phillies have made a deal.

Pending the medical exams, the Phillies will get LHP Cliff Lee, the defending American League Cy Young Award holder and OF "Where in the World Is" Ben Francisco in exchange for four minor leaguers, and not one of them is not named Kyle Drabek. Those four will be Jason Donald (SS), Lou Marson (C), Jason Knapp and Carlos Carrasco (both RHPs).

Quick, what was the last trade the Phillies made with the Indians? You might have thought it was Von Hayes for Manny Trillo, Julio Franco and three others. Nope, it was Jason Michaels for Arthur "Thunder" Rhodes in 2006.

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