Initial Reports Have Halladay To Phillies, Lee to Mariners

Kieran CarobineContributor IDecember 14, 2009

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  American League All-Star Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)
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Ken Rosenthal's hunch may have been right all along.  He said a three team blockbuster could take place bringing Roy Halladay to the Phillies, and sending Cliff Lee to a mystery 3rd team.  For now, it seems it is all coming clear.

Early reports on SI.com are saying the Phillies are sending Lee to the Mariners for 3 prospects.  Those of which I do not know.  The Phillies are then sending those prospects to the Blue Jays for Halladay and cash.  The cash will help with the over $15 million Halladay is due next season.

Nothing is official yet, and the Phillies are said to be working with Greg Landry, Halladay's agent, to get a contract extension done.  That was one thing Halladay needed to waive his no trade clause.