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Analyzing The Deal: Lidge Comes To Philly

With any deal, there are fans on both sides of the deal. So, how does the Phillies deal for Brad Lidge seem to work for the Phils?

In one swift trade, the Phillies helped themselves in three areas. The addition of Brad Lidge gives the Phillie a bona fide closer, who hasn't been as strong as he was earlier in his career, but bounced back late last season to pitch well. Phillies scouts who have followed Lidge, some of them for years, thought that he was throwing as well as he ever did toward the end of last season. Lidge's...

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