Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): The "Ruf"fled Offseason Thread
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12-17-2012, 12:42 PM
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Idk... at the time of the deal Drabek was penciled in as an ace and Taylor was a can't miss all-star - on top of D'Arnaud. I do agree that there isn't much comparison between Halladay and Dickey, either. One was the undisputed most dominant pitcher in baseball, the other is a parlor trick #1/2 that happened to win the Cy Young last year.
Its close. The deal isn't finalized, but D'Arnaud now is just about major league ready. He's a lot less risky than when we traded him to Toronto. Syndergaard just turned 20 and dominated A ball. Much further away from the bigs than Drabek was, but his upside is a lot higher. Michael Taylor wasn't a "can't miss" all-star. He was a very good hitter at the time, but there were questions about his ability to hit big league stuff. Toronto obviously didn't think that highly of him as they quickly flipped him to Oakland.
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