you dont just trade Lee for the sake of trading him. That is what he did last time when he was sent to Seattle.
I agree but I do think he could have gotten a good package based around Bradley for Lee. My only fear is now Amaro heads into the offseason with the plan of more patch work on the way (meaning possibly more bad contracts) under the assumption that this team is still fixable as is.
Boston went for the deal where they'd only give up one ok prospect. They weren't into dealing big it looks like so can't really get all upset about that. I don't want them to give up Lee for nothing again.
They wanted to go cheaper and they got a mediocre pitcher. Would they want Lee? Sure, but they don't want to lose Bogaearts or JBJ, so they set their sights lower and it cost them less, but lets not pretend Peavy is equal to Lee, they aren't even close and Boston knows it. Its a risk they are taking.
WEDNESDAY: The two sides are discussing a three-year deal or two-year deal (plus a vesting option) for around $13MM per season, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies consider Utley to be their franchise player and have every intention of keeping him around.