Originally Posted by CougarQuest
A few thoughts
When I heard that Lidle was traded, I figured it was for a few prospects. I just didn't expect them to all be low A players. I figured we'd get a double A in there.
If what Wade is saying is true .... Just what was O'Brien thinking before the deadline that he didn't want to trade Lidle? Do you think Wade upped his ante from the trading deadline offer since Millwood went to the DL?
Do you think it's a PTBNL or Cash? Anyone know of any AA'ers on the Philly's 40?
This trade sure makes the Jones trade look very big on the Reds behalf, if there isn't a PTBNL who is further up on the evolution chain.
The only guys on the Phillies' 40 man roster that have not seen any major league action this season are Keith Bucktrot, Eric Junge, Juan Richardson, Jorge Padilla, Ryan Howard, Michel Hernandez, and Franklin Perez. I'm not 100% sure of all the rules involved in PTBNL, but I know that a guy can't have pitched in the league that he is being traded to, so that would mean that neither Geoff Geary nor Elizardo Ramirez could be the PTBNL, since both have spent time in the majors. My guess is it would be Junge or Hernandez, or cash. Although, Junge is injured and has been for most of the season, so I don't know how that would factor into things. I'll have to get a refresher in all the rules going into naming a PTBNL.