September 04, 2007

What Do You Think, Philly?

See if you can guess how well this scenario (suggested by the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo) would play in the City of Brotherly Love:

If things don't turn around for [J.D.] Drew, would you send him and a lot of cash to Philadelphia for Pat Burrell this offseason? Granted, Drew has some bad blood with Phillies fans; he didn't sign after being their top pick in 1997. But that was 10 years ago. Drew is clearly more comfortable in the National League. In interleague play this season, he hit .328 in 58 at-bats, with 4 homers, 13 RBIs, a .394 OBP, and .603 slugging percentage. Burrell, soon to be 31, is a guy the Phillies would have given to you for a thank you card a couple of months ago. But he is up to 24 homers and 77 RBIs with a .270 average and .409 on-base percentage, a big part of the Phillies' resurgence. He has one year left at $14 million, and lists Boston as one of the teams to which he would accept a trade.
That would never happen, of course, but if it did... that might be the trade that finally makes WIP's switchboard explode.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 4, 2007 09:22 PM
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