Monday Must Be Pitching Day

Dec 14, 2009

The Hot Stove has been relatively quiet, but that changed today as three aces have found new homes.

ESPN is reporting that John Lackey reached a five-year deal with the Red Sox for $85 million. Lackey’s fantasy value shouldn’t change much as he remains on a contender. He is pitching in a tougher division, but his move to third in the rotation should lead to move favorable match-ups.

ESPN is also reporting that Cy Young winners Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee will have new homes in 2010. The Phillies, Mariners, and Blue Jays agreed to a three-way deal that will send Halladay to the Phils, and Lee to the M’s. The details have yet to be finalized. Personally I don’t see the point of acquiring Halladay if you can’t have Lee as well.

Both Halladay and Lee should be two of the first Pitchers off of fantasy boards next year.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    December 14th, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Lackey does help the Red Sox rotation, But they need to bring back Bay or sign Matt Holliday,
    Phils bringing in Halliday and not keeping Lee does not improve them now and they have bullpen issues, Only positive is, Halliday may be better long term.
    Winner of the day maybe the Mariners adding lee to the Rotation,
    Biggest losers so far is the Angels, bringing in Matsui wil be a upgrade over Vlad at DH if they get it done.

  2. LestersLegends
    December 14th, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Agree on all fronts Larry. Sox still need a bat. M’s have an amazing 1-2 punch with King Felix and Lee.

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