Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Topps #42 NL RBI Leaders

ESPN's Buster Olney has reported the Phillies have held internal discussions with regards to trading Ryan Howard to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols, straight-up. General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. vehemently denied the report, calling it "Lies."

Not since the rumors starting floating around that the Phillies were going to trade Cliff Lee in order to obtain Roy Halladay have I been so convinced that a report was nothing but a complete and total fabrication. Oh wait a minute . . .

Just the facts: Howard, 30, is a few months older than Pujols. Howard was born in St. Louis and he usually has a large contingent of home-town fans in attendance whenever the Phillies play there. Both Howard and Pujols are free agents following the 2011 season, with Pujols expected to receive the larger payday. Being a Phillies fan is exciting.

1 comment:

Section 36 said...

Other than being interesting to talk about...I'm not sure I see the point? Although, from the outside it makes more sense than Lee/Halladay.