Why the Phillies Traded for Roy Halladay: Analyzing the Deal

Posted: 16th December 2009 by Victor Filoromo in MLB
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Now that the dust has settled, Roy Halladay is a Philadelphia Phillie.á For a franchise that has started the likes of Jon Lieber, Kevin Millwood, and Robert Person on Opening Day, that previous sentence is a pleasant sight to the eyes of Phillies fans. A lot of people may not understand why the Phillies have decided to trade Cliff Lee. It's important to understand a few things. Halladay is an upgrade, potentially the best pitcher in baseball the last six years, and Lee was not going to stay here beyond 2009, especially if the Phillies' front office had anything to say about it.á This pretty much came to fruition after Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. met with Lee's agent recently to discuss a potential contract extension for the left-hander. Lee is signed for $9 million this sea ...

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