Reports: Red Sox add Lackey, Halladay to Phils, Lee to M's
UPDATE, 4:22: There are now multiple reports that the Lackey deal is done with Boston, for somewhere in the $80- to $83-million range over five years.
UPDATE, 4:02: A three-way trade that sends Halladay to the Phillies and Cliff Lee to the Mariners (and presumably tons of prospects to Toronto) has been agreed to according to SI.com's Jon Heyman, with the Phillies working on an extension now with Halladay. Heyman subsequently reported that the M's are the third time, but he's checking to make sure if they get Lee.
UPDATE, 3:43: Could be a very interesting day, as there are now multiple reports that Roy Halladay was seen in Philadelphia today, suggesting final details of a trade from the Jays to Phillies are being worked out.
DEVELOPING: Life in the AL East is never easy, and it may be getting tougher for the Rays if reports that the Red Sox are close to adding RHP John Lackey prove true.
Lackey is considered the top free agent pitcher on the market, and adds depth to a Boston rotation that was already pretty good. Accoridng to Foxsports.com, Lackey would get a deal similar to the five-year, $82.5-million deal the Yankees gave A.J. Burnett last year. The Sox are supposedly also trying to negotiate an extension with Josh Beckett.