Roy Halladay has found a NEW home. In a blockbuster 3-team transaction, the Philadelphia Phillies have made their move to aquire arguably the best starting pitcher in baseball. This trade would will likely send Cliff Lee to the Mariners, and a package of young prospects to the Blue Jays to seal the deal.


   Talk about about making moves… The Mariners signings in 2010 are transforming Seattle’s organization into one of the best competitors in the league. After landing Chone Figgins from the Angels, the Mariners are on the verge of adding Cliff Lee to their bullpen… Lee and King Felix in the same rotation? Ichiro and Figgins in the same lineup?


   John Lackey has finally found a home as well. The Boston Red Sox are looking to bolster their rotation by bringing Lackey to the east coast, and adding an incredible amount of depth to their starting pitching…


   With the Yankees leaving their World Series MVP out to dry, the Los Angelas Angels of Anaheim are now showing interest in stealing the star slugger from their playoff rivals… Wake up Cashman – we’re about to lose one of the best DH’s in the league!


   In my opinion, letting Chien-Ming Wang slip into the free agent pool was an excellent choice. It’s time to move on – but where do the Yankees go from here? With Lackey and Halladay off the market, I’ve had my eyes on the following options for a while:

BEN SHEETS: Although Sheets is returning from an injury related off-season, a healthy Ben Sheets can be as dominant as a heatlhy CC Sabathia…

JASON MARQUIS: Marquis is a starter that’s been on numerous radars for a while now. I think the Yankees should take a stab at Marquis while they can – the price will be far lower then our Halladay hopes, and he would be an excellent fit behind AJ Burnett or Andy Pettitte in the 2010 season…


1. CC Sabathia
2. Ben Sheets*
3. Andy Pettitte
4. AJ Burnett
5. Joba Chamberlain

  I’ve thrown AJ in the four slot, because in my opinion – Pettitte performed better then Burnett last year. Plain and simple. As lefties, Sabathia and Pettitte should obviously remain a start apart – and that’s why Ben Sheets or Jason Marquis would be excellent “number twos” for the Yankees in the 2010 season. My opinion.



  1. irishsoxkid19

    Busy, busy, busy!! In a way, I’m glad Doc went to the NL. As for shipping Lee out though, it will hurt the Phillies, but help the Mariners. I hope Boston gets Lackey, since the Phillies snagged Doc. Matsui, an Angel? Geez, that’s worse than the Mets getting Jason Bay!! I just don’t see it happening. Glad that today was a busy Hot Stove day!! About time too!!

  2. Jane Heller

    Definitely a busy day for the Hot Stove season! I was surprised the Phillies shipped Lee out. I know there was a contract issue, but he was such a proven commodity for them. And yeah, the Mariners have certainly beefed up their team. The AL West should be interesting. I like the idea of Sheets. We’ll see if Cashman does too.


  3. mattpeas

    I did miss Ben Sheets last year and haen’t heard his name mentioned all too much regarding teams showing interest. I know it is more likely he will end up in NY but I think he’d fit in in Pittsburgh. We need a starting pitcher. I stress NEED. Theres talks of shopping around Duke and Maholm but g-dang I hope we can nab a front end FA starter like Sheets


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