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Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's close

Posted on: December 14, 2009 4:09 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2009 10:54 am
A three-team blockbuster that would send Roy Halladay to the Phillies and Cliff Lee to the Mariners is nearly complete, has confirmed.

A few final details are still to be finalized, but Halladay is expected to sign a contract extension that will pay him about $60 million for three years, with vesting options beyond that. The Phillies will send three prospects to the Blue Jays in exchange for Halladay, including pitcher Kyle Drabek and outfielder Michael Taylor. They will receive three prospects from the Mariners in exchange for Lee, including pitcher Phillippe Aumont.

The Phillies have aggressively pursued Halladay since July, when they couldn't come to an agreement with the Blue Jays and instead acquired Lee from the Indians. The Blue Jays have changed general managers since then, and the new regime went to last week's winter meetings eager to deal Halladay and get younger players in return.

The Jays' desire for young talent made a trade with Philadelphia complicated, and the Phillies' payroll constraints made it even more difficult. It's believed that the Phillies couldn't fit both Halladay and Lee into their 2010 payroll, so to acquire Halladay they also needed to make the deal to trade Lee.

Halladay and Lee are both Cy Young winners, and between them they have three 20-win seasons (two by Halladay).

The Mariners had hoped to add a top-level starter to a rotation that already includes Cy Young runner-up Felix Hernandez. They had been talking to free agent John Lackey, but with Lackey headed to the Red Sox, they were able to shift their focus and agree to the deal for Lee.


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Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2009 6:54 pm

Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's close


Hmmm.. Do the math. 3 million tickets at, lets say, a whopping $10 more per ticket. Thats 30 Mill. That covers a year and a half of Lee's presumed 20 mil per... Yea, great idea..........

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2009 10:49 pm

Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's close

This trade is all about the Phillies desir to keep Roy Halladay away from the Mets. Plain and Simple. See, the problem is, Chime, that the Mets are only relevant in the minds of their own fans.  They don't scare anybody else.  The only thing they have proven is they can't win no matter who they have playing for them.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2009 10:11 pm

Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's close

The deal is The Phillies will be given up Happ or Drabek as well.....Why Trade Lee With one of these guys. We all already Know the Phils could get Halladay for Happ and either Taylor or Brown.. Just do that deal and sign Halladay for 3 Yr 60 Million then play the season with both and let Lee go after the Series next year. But to send Lee to Seattle and give up Happ or Drabek is absurd.

Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2009 9:53 pm

Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's close

great deal, makes plenty of sense, all detractors and those who wanted to give up hamels, well your just not that smart, a much younger pitcher with a much lower salary.... a no brainer keeping hamels and dumping lee, you guys might wanna take into consideration the fact that we are not the yankees (who we all hated in the series for buying a championship last year)

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