The Phillies have reached agreement on a trade that would bring them left-hander Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco from the Indians for Class A right-hander Jason Knapp, Class AAA right-hander Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson, according to major-league sources.
My first thought is that this gives them a very tough 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation. My second thought was "I wonder if this will put pressure on the Braves or anyone else in the division to make a big move."
I say we keep standing pat. Maybe get a reliever, but keep standing pat. We'll get our Cliff Lee when Tim Hudson returns in a few weeks.