Breaking news on a big time trade, and other then Sports Illustrated we’re one of the first baseball blogs to get it up.
The Phillies are in agreement on a three-team trade with the Mariners and Blue Jays to acquire star pitcher Roy Halladay, SI.com has learned.
Sources say Halladay will agree to a contract extension to complete the deal. It’s expected to be a formality.
The Phillies have discussed Cliff Lee in trades, but it isn’t confirmed who the Mariners would be receiving in this deal.
The other part of this? Someone is getting some major prospects. You’re talking about two of the biggest pitchers in baseball getting dealt, and with a third team involved, two of these teams are giving up blue chip minor league talent to get this pushed through.
And if you’re an NL fan, your team gets to face Roy Halladay another couple times each season now. That should be funzies.