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MLB Trade Deadline: Phillies Adding a Relief Pitcher vs. Phillies Adding a Bat

Part One by Matt BabiarzPart Two by Joe Vallee

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Phillies acquire Cliff Lee from Indians in trade for prospects

We have learned the Phillies sent prospects Lou Marson, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, and Jason Knapp to the Indians for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco.  

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The Roy Halladay Trade Sweepstakes is all but over

One of our sources with inside information has informed us that the Roy Halladay trade discussions are dead. Nobody is willing to give up the farm for a rental player that they can get in free agency after 2010. The Blue Jays demands were pie in the sky - hoping for someone to bite the bait. Look for the Phillies to turn their attention to Cliff Lee now that Halladay is out of the mix.

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Roy Halladay talks have ended

The Eye reports that talks involving the Phillies and Toronto concerning Roy Halladay have stalled. Apparently talks broke down when the Phillies refused to part with J.A. Happ, Domenic Brown, and Kyle Drabek. Meanwhile, the Angels have jumped into the sweepstakes.  If Toronto does not get exactly who they want, Halladay will not be a Phillie.

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Roy Halladay talks have ended...

The Eye reports that talks involving the Phillies and Toronto concerning Roy Halladay have stalled. Apparently talks broke down when the Phillies refused to part with J.A. Happ, Domenic Brown, and Kyle Drabek. Meanwhile, the Angels have jumped into the sweepstakes.  If Toronto does not get exactly who they want, Halladay will not be a Phillie.

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Roy Halladay Trade Talks | Tastes Like Chicken

According to Wikipedia the game of Chicken is described thusly: “The principle of the game is that while each player prefers not to yield to the other, the outcome where neither player yields is the worst possible one for both players.” Folks, this whole Roy Halladay affair is nothing more than a glorified game of chicken. On one side you have Blue Jays GM JP Ricciardi and on the other, Phils GM Ruben Amaro.

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Latest on Roy Halladay saga

The latest on Roy Halladay... The Milwaukee Brewers, in an attempt to keep division-rival St. Louis Cardinals from acquiring the All-Star pitcher, have thrown their proverbial hat into the ring. Meanwhile, the Phillies remain adamant on keeping young pitchers J.A. Happ and Kyle Drabek, but would offer veterans Rodrigo Lopez and Pedro Martinez as part of any deal.

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Phillies and Blue Jays in talks for possible Roy Halladay trade

There is a major debate right now between the Blue Jays and Phillies regarding whom the Phils would be willing to give up vs. whom the Blue Jays want in return for Roy Halladay. The Phillies would be willing to give up Kyle Drabek and some of their "second level" prospects such as Lou Marson and Jason Donald and probably a few others off this "second level" list. The Jays meanwhile are insisting on the inclusion of not only Drabek but also players such as Dominic Brown, Michael Taylor, JA Happ and possibly a few from the "second level" list.

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