Feet dragging on the part of the Phillies to jettison young talent mirrors the approach of other clubs, including large-market contenders.
The times they are a’changin, and if you want proof, check out this passage courtesy of MLBTradeRumors. “The Yankees will not part with prospects and take on salary, so they're showing no signs of interest in Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.” These are the Yankees, right? A team that holds a slim 2.5-game edge over the hated Red Sox in the AL East? It just goes to show what's hot and what's not in Major League Baseball. Homegrown talent and defense are red-hot, just to name two. Not surprisingly, they're both major reasons why the Phils are where they are today, and why the Phils may be hesitant to trade away too much of their future. According to most reports, the Phillies and Blue Jays remain far apart in negotiations for Roy Halladay.
Minor transactions: Right-hander Tyson Brummett, a non-prospect, was promoted to pitching-thin Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs are trying to cope with a rash of promotions to the big club. Brummett started the season in Reading’s rotation and went 2-8, 5.09 before being moved to the bullpen. In other recent moves, right-hander Edgar Garcia has surfaced after months of visa issues. The young Dominican was activated Sunday and assigned to Clearwater.