All indications now are that Lee is not going anywhere in 2012. ESPN has reported that waivers on Lee expired over the weekend, and CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman tweeted today that the Los Angeles Dodgers were one of the teams that Lee could block a trade to.
But the Phillies are still eleven games under .500 and on a slow boat to nowhere with a little more than a month and a half to go. This is not a time for the front office to idly count days passing. This is a time for creativity, and action.
The "trade deadline" has passed, but teams are still able to make deals. The complication for the Phillies in trading Papelbon now (and for any trading partner) would be that Papelbon must clear waivers. Explanations of the waiver trade process are abundant—a good one was provided recently by ...
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