Jul 5, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT
The second Phillies trade involving Cliff Lee—the one that sent him out of town—isn't the happiest topic of conversation in Philadelphia these days, although it is among the most discussed and has been for 7 months. Right now, most fans are hoping we'll have a third one to discuss before this summer's deadline hits. Forever linked to the deal that sent Lee to Seattle is the trade that brought Roy Halladay to Philly for a package including top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek, with the latter deal being a lot more palatable for Phillies fans.
Drabek has endured some struggles so far this season, but nothing anyone's too worried about because they know the talent is there and he's still developing as a pro. Phils fans know that we'll likely see him pitching at a high level in the bigs, and we're OK with that because we have the Doc for a few seasons. But there's still that little bit of a sting when you read a headline that Drabek tossed a no-hitter last night while the Phillies were losing a series to the Pirates.
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