Less than 24 hours to go until the trade deadline.
The Dodgers got George Sherrill from the Orioles (via MLB.com), the Cubs seem on the verge of getting John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pirates (via MLBTradeRumors), and one thought keeps on coming to my mind:
With Roy Halladay still out there, could the Phillies sweep in and get him?
The Phillies were able to complete the Cliff Lee deal without dealing any of the prospects proposed in the Halladay deal. Could they turn around and trade Happ/Drabek, Dominc Brown and another prospect for Halladay?
Wouldn’t that be something?
Not a rumor…just throwing it out there.
I really thought that this article from Joel Sherman titled “Pressure on Red Sox and Dodgers” had to do with the news about Manny and Big Papi coming out…but it was about making trades (Dodgers have responded and Red Sox are involved in a LOT of rumors)
Joel Sherman talked to the Mariners GM and he sounds like he doesn’t know if he’ll trade Washburn away, let him go as a free agent, or extend him
Rob Neyer is not sure if Jarrod Washburn will be dealt and if he is, he thinks the Mariners may have inflated his numbers a bit…
On the Cliff Lee Deal
Steven Goldman reviews trading day and the Cliff Lee deal
Jack Curry talks about choosing Lee over Roy Halladay
Rob Neyer thinks the trade is a win-win for the Indians and Phillies
Keith Law likes it for the Phillies because they gave up only a few high-end prospects
FanGraphs loves the acquisition and points out that they’ll have (at least) 3 lefties in their playoff rotation