Balls, Sticks, & Stuff
The First Domino?
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Phillies have traded Ricky Ledee to the San Francisco Giants for right-handed relief pitcher Felix Rodriguez. Alfredo Simon, a Phillies minor league prospect was included in the deal along with Ledee.

Rodriguez has been a good set-up man for the Giants for several years now, though it seems he peaked in 2001. If Rodriguez pitches well, he should fill a need for the Phillies quite well. Trading Ledee probably means that the Phillies have another deal in place to bring in another centerfielder, most likely Kenny Lofton (look for Placido Polanco to head to the Yankees in that deal).

Stay tuned for further developments....

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