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Phillies Acquire Brad Lidge

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PHILLIES GET

RP Brad Lidge
IF Eric Bruntlett

ASTROS GET

RP Geoff Geary
OF Michael Bourn
3B Mike Costanzo

Wow - great trade for Philadelphia. I actually just noticed this.

However much Lidge may choke or whatever, he's unquestionably one of the most talented relievers in baseball, and he struck out 88 batters in 67 innings last year. I'm not sure how the Astros didn't get more for him. Geary's a low-leverage guy at best, Bourn is a fourth outfielder, and Costanzo had a decent age-23 season at Class AA. Costanzo might be somebody someday, but I doubt it. The other guys are just throw-ins, as far as I'm concerned.