Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Home for the Halladay

The Phillies, Blue Jays, and Mariners have finalized their deal to swap top starters Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, and assorted players. Upon joining the Phillies, Halladay agreed to a three year, $60 million extension, good through 2013. He also goes from a team constantly chasing the Yankees and Red Sox in the AL East to one that has represented the National League in the last two World Series.

Lee is due to become a free agent after the 2010 season and wants a CC Sabathia-like deal. That's seven years, $161 million. Had the Phillies not wanted to deal Lee they certainly would have to have parted with more ready for prime time players in order to land Halladay.

Heading north of the border are Phillies prospects Kyle Drabek and catcher Tyler d’Arnaud. Outfield prospect Michael Taylor was also included, but the Blue Jays immediately sent him to the A's for third base prospect Brett Wallace.

The Mariners meanwhile shipped three prospects to the Phillies in return for Lee. They are pitching prosects Phillippe Aumont and Juan Ramirez, and minor league outfielder Tyson Gillies.

No one knows what the future holds with prospects, but right now the Blue Jays come out last in this deal.

No comments:

Post a Comment