Phillies Acquire Lee

Fox Sports reports that the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal that sends Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco to the Phillies for Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson. Both team still have to examine medical records before the deal is official.

The Phillies were able to get the deal done without trading Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, J.A Happ or Dominic Brown, their best prospects.

Knapp has a lot of potential, but Marson and Donald were being blocked anyway, and Carlos Carrasco has been falling off the radar. Carrasco, Donald, and Marson have all been scratched from today's IronPigs lineup.

Ben Francisco is the right-handed bat that the Phillies have been looking for. Francisco is batting .250 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.

Lee is 7-9 with a 3.14 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He is the reigning American League Cy Young winner.

Not only do they get a former Cy Young winner, but a bat off the bench.


philly_phanatic said...

Yes! The Phillies are going to get Lee! Yes. They will be cannon now. :)

Jay Ballz said...

Great trade!

philly_phanatic said...

I am so happy that the Phils got Lee. Check me out, I posted about the deal too :)

Anonymous said...

A+ for Amaro

Everybody knows Amaro has been held hostage by the entire MLB seeking to capitalize on Phillies misfortune since Myers got hurt, but Amaro has magically escaped!

I can't believe he got somebody to take the up and down Carrasco and was able to KEEP Drabek!

(Not to mention Happ, whose record of progress speaks for itself the past few seasons)

Donald is a bona fide fielder whose bat will most likely come around. Marson is good, too, but you do have to give something. Marson was really getting his bat into gear and was beginning to throw runners out. He gunned down an important runner late in yesterday's game.

Keeping Michael Taylor was huge, too!

Funny how IronPigs (Carrasco, Donald, Marson) are currently playing Columbus Clippers (AAA of Cleveland Indians).

These three just switch locker rooms for tomorrow and Friday!


Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention Ben Francisco, that's why the A+ - even though Jay Ballz can confirm for us Knapp is a good player, too.

Francisco is not THE greatest but he has a measure of power about him; Phils will get some mileage out of him.

Mayberry back to the Park. Hooray!! We need some HRs from somebody not named Andy Tracy.


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