With Roy Halladay-to-Philly looking more and more like a definite, I asked my Twitter followers for their reaction to the deal.
Here are some responses…
soxanddawgs (A Red Sox fan): very happy he's out of the AL East
JeffWilponNYM: When did this happen?
darknova306: It makes them slightly better, but they already had the NL East wrapped up before the trade. If they get a short extension…
darknova306 continued: for Halladay, then they've come out a little more ahead. Either way we wouldn't have gotten him, so meh.
gmo418: Phillies 2010 NL East champs (again) and citi will be fairly empty this year.
ncampione: I didn’t think we are gonna win the division anyway so this move just ensures that we will not win
TheRealHoov: upgrade from Lee, but is it minimal? could be great, but its risky to an extent
scratchbomb: seems worse than it is. the trading off of Lee in the same deal makes it a lateral move, in my opinion
YaGottaBKiddnMe: All the Phillies basically did was rename Cliff Lee. This season he'll be called Roy Halladay. So what...
dances_w_vowels: Over a single season, Halladay is probably more consistent but Lee can be a damn good pitcher. It's almost a wash.