How the Lackey and Halladay Moves Play Into the Hand of the Braves

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Shayan Alam in MLB
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There were two major moves this week in baseball. John Lackey, the best pitcher on the free market, signed with the Boston Red Sox. Roy Halladay was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, Cliff Lee was sent to the Mariners, and the Blue Jays received prospects. There are a couple of ways this plays into the Braves' hand. First of all, the Los Angeles Angels have lost their ace.á Second, the Seattle Mariners acquire their new ace to serve at the top of their rotation along with Cy Young Award Candidate Felix Hernandez. The Angels really want Halladay, and are now under enormous pressure to make a major move. The Angels are looking for a durable, reliable veteran starter. The Braves are looking for a young hitter or some prospects. They are also looking to deal Derek Lowe. Derek Lowe is a dur ...

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