Halladay Nears Deal To Become Phillies’ Ace

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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Roy Halladay was in Philadelphia today with his agent, which likely will signify the former Toronto Blue Jays' ace arrival in Philadelphia and former ace Cliff Lee's departure. The report was cited on ESPN.com. Cliff, we hardly knew ya. Seattle is the third team involved. Along with Lee, according to Sport Radio 610-WIP on the Howard Eskin show, prospect Dominic Brown will be part of the deal from the Phillies. I am not sure who Seattle gives up, but they probably get Brown in the deal. What this comes down to is that while Halladay wants a long-term deal, Lee wants to test the market when he becomes a free agent after the 2010 season. Lee was 7-4 with the Phillies and was outstanding in the postseason and World Series. Leeáis scheduled to make $9 million this year, which will go a long w ...

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