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[Baseball] Phillies acquire Cliff Lee

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by justtxyank, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Per mlbtraderumors.com quoting many sources.
     
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    big move for them.

    i think halladay stays in toronto.
     
  3. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    It's a fantastic move for Philadelphia. They didn't give up Happ or Drabek.
     
  4. GlenRice

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    I was hoping the stros could get him.
     
  5. juicystream

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    Wow, they must have stole him right out from under Boston's nose. Good. Screw the Red Sox.
     
  7. MadMax

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    Indians acquired a catcher in this deal right?

    Guess where Victor Martinez is headed! :)
     
  8. baller4life315

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    I almost forgot Lee went 22-3 last year. Should be a solid move for the Phillies.
     
  9. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez The Music Man

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    You have to wonder what Cleveland and Mark Shapiro are thinking - they don't get either Drabek or Happ and they don't even get Brown (I think that is the name of the really good position player prospect) AND they get rid of Ben Francisco, who isn't that bad of a bat. I don't know what Cleveland was hoping to get out of this. :confused:
     
  10. juicystream

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    Did you see my post? These are 4 very good prospects. 2 are rated in MLB's top 50, and 3 are in Baseball America's top 100. Thats a big haul.
     
  11. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez The Music Man

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    Still I think about every GM would rather take Drabek and Happ over Carrasco and whatever else they gave Cleveland. Well I guess every GM except Mark Shapiro :p .

    I mean I don't think Cliff Lee is as good as Roy Halladay but damn, he isn't too far behind him.

    If I am a Phillies fan, I am loving this deal and really upset if I am an Indians fan.
     
  12. Nice Rollin

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    hopefully he sucks for them
     
  13. Major

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    If Philly was willing to give away Drabek and Happ, they would simply have gotten Halladay.
     

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