2013 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): Charlie Manuel has been fired (Aug. 16)
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07-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Provolone & The Neck
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Oh I agree you shoot for the moon, but lets remember Lee is 34 with a major contract. Yes he's a LH and has been durable, but prospects like Bogaerts usually don't get traded for someone like Lee. In comparison, Hanley was traded for a much younger Beckett who helped them win a WS, but wasnt as old or expensive. And some seem to think they regard Bogaerts even more than Hanley.
Ironically today Rosenthal actually argues for the Sox to make this deal, but he says they won't do it either.
If I'm the Red Sox, I do it. Especially in baseball, I have no problem trading the prospects for a guy like Lee. You get into the playoffs with Lee in that rotation and you are looking pretty solid. The prospects at issue may well win an MVP award down the line, but if I'm Boston, I trade the WS for ten MVPs every day.
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