Phils end 126-year drought, win 2009 Trade Deadline
Updated: July 30, 2009

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The Philadelphia Phillies are winners of the 2009 Trade Deadline for the first time in franchise history. The Phils clenched the title with the surprise acquisition of Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco in exchange for dinner scraps, pocket lint, $14 in Monopoly money and Carlos Carrasco.

The Phillies effort in trading for Joe Blanton last season came up short as the Dodgers ultimately came away with the title by trading for Manny Ramirez and his defective lady bits.

Historically, the Phils have helped other teams secure Trading Deadline titles by dealing players like Curt Schilling (to the Diamondbacks) and Scott Rolen (to the Cardinals). Between the two deals, the Phils netted what amounted to a large bushel of pubes while the Diamondbacks and Cardinals both won World Series shortly after each respective deal.

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3 Responses to “Phils end 126-year drought, win 2009 Trade Deadline”

  1. Ryan Miller on July 31st, 2009 9:10 am

    Hahahahahahahaha….. wow great article. It’s nice to finally be on, what appears to be, the winning side of a trade.

  2. GM-Carson on August 11th, 2009 8:03 am

    Just found this site via Cliff Lee’s Baseball-Reference page. Love it. Welcome to the Philly blogsphere.

  3. Zaki on August 11th, 2009 6:04 pm

    Thanks a lot guys. Much appreciated.

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