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Cliff Lee Trade Analysis

The Phillies sent Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to Cleveland for pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco. The move gives the Phillies the starter they needed and we've got the word on whether or not it was a good deal for the Phillies and why.

The deal to bring Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco to the Phillies appears to be a good move by the Phillies to bolster their starting rotation. While Cliff Lee isn't Roy Halladay, he's close enough for what the Phillies needed on their staff and gives them a slightly younger and much cheaper starter, leaving money and prospects to spend on other players if they deem it necessary. Halladay has already...

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