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The Winter of My Discontent

Alright, so it’s not technically winter yet, but it will be in just a few days, so it’s close enough.

And what is the source of my discontent? Why, the fact that the Phillies traded Cliff Lee to the Mariners. I’m irked by the way this whole Halladay-for-prospects and prospects-for-Lee trade triangle between the Phillies, Blue Jays, and Mariners keeps getting labelled as a three-team trade (four, if you count the fact that the Jays then sent Michael Taylor to the A’s in another trade). Maybe if the Mariner’s prospects had gone to the Blue Jays it would be. But they didn’t. This was two separate trades, not one three-way trade!

So while I’m happy to have Roy Halladay, I’m perturbed that we had to give up Cliff Lee AND Kyle Drabek, Micheal Taylor, and Travis D’Arnaud.

In fact, Cliff Lee doesn’t sound so thrilled either. From phillies.com:

“At first I didn’t believe it,” Lee said. “I thought we were working out an extension with the Phillies. I thought I would spend the rest of my career there.”

In my opinion, this trade was not about restocking the farm system, and not about getting something for Lee before he becomes a free agent and goes looking for a Sabathia-like contract. No, it was about not wanting to spend an extra $9 million next season.

Even if Lee was only here for one more year, wouldn’t it have been great to have a rotation with Halladay, Lee, and Hamels at the top?

Last time I checked, it was still pitching that wins ballgames, not prospects.

Note to Ruben Amaro: I am not happy!!

Wait, let me say it louder:

I AM NOT HAPPY!!

 

I AM NOT HAPPY!!

 

 

I AM NOT HAPPY!!

 

Can you hear me now, Ruben?

Interesting Fact

Q: What do the Mariners, Blue Jays, and Phillies all have in common?

A: At one time or another, Pat Gillick was the GM. Coincidence, or something more? You be the judge.

If You Can’t Clone Them, Create Them

If only I’d perfected that plan to clone Cliff. We could have traded one, but kept a few others. *sigh*

But I have a new plan. According to an ad in my Sunday newspaper, I can create my own kids, for free!

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I just need to figure out which combination of ice cream and mix-in would create a child with the ideal qualities – a combination of Halladay’s dominance, Lee’s work ethic, Hamels’ change-up, Victorino’s speed, Howard’s power (but without the tendency to strike out), and Utley’s postseason heroics. I’d need to get nine of them to fill out the lineup. But since it’s only valid for children 12 and under, I’d have to wait about 10 years or so for my plan to come to fruition. And if they’re made out of ice cream, they may be more suited to playing ice hockey than baseball.

Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Holiday, er, “Halliday” Shopping Update

I stopped in my local Modell’s this morning to look for a Christmas gift for one of my nephews. My timing turned out to be fortuitous – they were just opening up boxes of brand new Halladay t-shirts, so I snatched one. Hopefully my nephew doesn’t read this blog, or now he knows what he’s getting for Christmas :-).

But if any of you are bargain-hunting, the prices on the Cliff Lee t-shirts were slashed from $17.99 to a mere $10, due to the aforementioned trade.

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