Lee is probably involved in the trade if Seattle is. Otherwise, what is in it for the Mariners? And why would the Blue Jays want Lee if he'd be a rent-a-player in the same position Halladay is? In one way or another, Lee is probably involved. I'd imagine Happ took a physical because he's been in every trade rumor imaginable and they'd want things to move quickly if they looked for alternative players. When it comes to physicals, think about it this way. If you heard they got one, they got it. But if you didn't here they got one, they still may have gotten one (even if there are reports saying they didn't get one because they may be in the process of doing it). I don't think Blanton would command much back in return at 5-6 million. He'd get something. If Randy Wolf just got 10 million per year and is clearly better than Blanton (at least when healthy), I'd imagine Blanton is at least 3 million less. The questionable players right now are Michael Taylor and Kyle Drabek. Although Dominic Brown took a physical, I haven't heard him being apart of the trade.
· 10 years ago