|Phillies need a starter|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on May 30, 2009
Phillies starter Brett Myers is out for the season and his team - already second to last in the NL with a 5.06 team ERA - desperately need another starter. However, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Phillies are not looking for a quick fix, but rather a real difference maker:
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told FOXSports.com on Friday that the Phillies are not flexible enough financially to add multiple starting pitchers.
The team essentially has one move to make, and would prefer to be it for a top-of-the-rotation type such as Mariners left-hander Erik Bedard or Astros righty Roy Oswalt Jr.
Erik Bedard was the first one I thought of, too, but Carson from We Should be GMs has a few more options to offer:
How about Cliff Lee? Are the Indians willing to trade away left-handed aces two seasons in a row?