Phillies Get Halladay in 3-Way Deal

12/16/09
3:10 pm – It’s official!: According to sources, the Phillies will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. to officially announce that they have acquired pitcher Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays and extended his contract through the 2013 season.

2:52 pm – Zolecki: Phillies officially announce that Cliff Lee has been traded to Seattle for Aumont, Gillies and Ramirez.

12/15/09
4:47 pm – Andy Martino’s tweet: Contrary to a report, J.A. Happ did not take a physical yesterday, and hasn’t lately in connection with any trade, according to team source

10:40 am – ESPN has it as a companion deal. Details: Phillies send Lee to Seattle for Aumont, Gillies, and pitcher Juan Ramirez. Then the Phillies send Taylor, d’Arnaud, and either Drabek or Happ to Toronto for Halladay and $6MM. They also reported that the Phillies and Halladay have agreed to a three-year deal.

12/14/09:
11:26 pm – It looks like this so far: Toronto gets Drabek, Taylor, and d’Arnaud from Philly; Philadelphia gets Halladay and $6MM from Toronto and Aumont and Tyson Gillies from Seattle; Seattle gets Lee from Philly.

11:15 pm – Phinally Philly posted a great recap of how Twitter started these rumors that sent Twitterers into a frenzy that glued them to the computers and phones, trying to get the latest information on the deal. Even I was glued to my Black Berry during my two classes trying to sort this mess out.

11:00 pm – Still know nothing but hearing rumors of getting Phillippe Aumont, the Mariners top pitching prospect who is supposedly very good. Could counter  the loss of Drabek.

8:30 pm – After names like Kyle Drabek, Travis d’Arnaud, Joe Blanton, J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose, and a few more prspects being thrown around, I have officially given up on updating until something is truly final.

4:28 pm – confirmed that Taylor was dealt. This truly sucks and I’m not too pleased. Domonic Brown better be a stud.

4:21 pm – ESPN reported it now

4:19 pm – not certain if Lee is involved in trade or not now. Keeping posted on rumors that Michael Taylor is also involved.

Original Post:

And there you have it, folks. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated just reported that the Phillies traded for Roy Halladay but payed a big price to get him. They have reportedly sent Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners. The M’s then sent three prospects to the Blue Jays who sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies.

Heyman’s report:

The Phillies are in agreement on a three-team trade with the Mariners and Blue Jays to acquire star pitcher Roy Halladay, SI.com has learned.

Sources say Halladay will agree to a contract extension to complete the deal.

It’s likelY Cliff Lee would wind up with the Mariners in the deal.

This is not final. They have only agreed. I will update if I can. Only have computer access until 4:30 and won’t be back until 6:00.

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