Tag:Ben Francisco
Posted on: July 29, 2009 2:16 pm

Phillies get Lee and Francisco for prospects

The Phillies traded four big prospects for SP Cliff Lee and OF Ben Francisco.  The thing was, none of those prospects include JA Happ, Kyle Drabek, or Dominic Brown, three big prospects the Blue Jays wanted for Halladay.  I am disappointed at this.  If the Phillies were able to get Lee and a young OF for just four prospects good as they may be, the Red Sox should've made a run at Lee.  First off, he will be a lot cheaper than Halladay, and won't be in the same division, which would also make him cheaper.  But this trade should be good for both parties involved, as the Indians replenish their farm system and the Phillies get a real No. 1 pitcher.  
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