Philadelphia Phillies Swap Aces: What’s the Deal?

Posted: 14th December 2009 by David Rosenblum in MLB
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Update: After endless hours of changing stories the picture is starting to become clearer.á Essentially, the Phillies are making two trades: - Trade #1: Phillies receive Roy Halladay and $6 million from the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, and Travis DÆArnaud - Trade #2: Phillies trade Cliff Lee to the Mariners in exchange for prospects Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, and Juan Ramirez What baffles me in this scenario is Trade #2.á It doesnÆt make any sense!á The Phillies are making two completely separate trades which is much different than the earlier scenario of them using the Mariners to receive prospects that they could pawn off to the Blue Jays for Halladay.á In this scenario the Phillies are trading Cliff Lee and three prospects (essentially 7 p ...

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