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The Phillies, in acquiring Joe Blanton, essentially acquired Brett Myers, version 2.0. He’s a bit younger (27), much cheaper (arb-eligible through 2010) and maybe more promising (his arm hasn’t fallen off yet, and he’s not a headcase).
Brett Myers, as we all know, wants to close games. The Rockies, as we’re finding out, don’t have a real closer, and are probably going to lose Brian Fuentes via trade.
Not that it’s a genuine possibility, but could the Phils swing Myers, Jayson Werth (or Shane Victorino) and a top prospect (such as Carlos Carrasco) to the Rockies for Holliday?
Myers has two years and about $17M left on his contract. Holliday has two years and about $23M left on his. The Rox would gain a closer, a replacement outfielder for Holliday and a future starting pitcher. The Phils, obviously, would gain an elite talent capable of lifting the offense to mammoth proportions.
Again, just throwing it out there. Debate, if you’d like.