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x_notorious
07-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Left-handed reliever Ron Mahay could be on the verge of heading to the Phillies.

According to clubs that have been speaking with the Royals, they've been having extensive conversations with the Phillies about a trade that would send Mahay to Philadelphia for shortstop prospect Jason Donald, a member of the U.S. Olympic baseball team.

It's believed that as many as 10 teams have contacted the Royals about Mahay, who is signed for next year at $4 million. Most of them have come away with the impression that the Royals aren't motivated to trade him. But in Donald, the Phillies have a commodity for which Kansas City has been searching aggressively. So the fit appears better with the Phillies than with any of the other teams on the Royals' list.

ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3509519&name=mlb_trade_deadline)

dbow2019
07-29-2008, 01:34 PM
as long as we dont give up too much id be hype as **** if this happened

x_notorious
07-29-2008, 01:36 PM
Ron Mahay is a VERY solid bullpen arm.

Last year: 2.55 ERA/1.3 WHIP
This year: 1.81 ERA/1.18 WHIP

DieHardColtsfan
07-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Mahay would take some pressure and work off J.C. Romero's chest in that pen(as a lefty). Consider Mahay the prised possession in the RP catagory this deadline!

PhillyPride13
07-29-2008, 01:39 PM
A source with knowledge of the Phillies' trading discussions now says they're "not close" to any deal for left-handed reliever Ron Mahay. They plan to continue to explore all their left-handed relief options.



According to clubs that have been speaking with the Royals, they've been having extensive conversations with the Phillies about a trade that would send Mahay to Philadelphia for shortstop prospect Jason Donald, a member of the U.S. Olympic baseball team.

It's believed that as many as 10 teams have contacted the Royals about Mahay, who is signed for next year at $4 million. Most of them have come away with the impression that the Royals aren't motivated to trade him. But in Donald, the Phillies have a commodity for which Kansas City has been searching aggressively. So the fit appears better with the Phillies than with any of the other teams on the Royals' list.

DaSox_05
07-29-2008, 01:47 PM
PhillyPride13 LOL @ your avatar :laugh:

Dark Donnie
07-29-2008, 01:51 PM
I'd like him ni the pen....but not for Donald.

BriereIsDaBest
07-29-2008, 02:26 PM
I'd very much enjoy him setting up Brad Lidge.

BriereIsDaBest
07-29-2008, 02:27 PM
A source with knowledge of the Phillies' trading discussions now says they're "not close" to any deal for left-handed reliever Ron Mahay. They plan to continue to explore all their left-handed relief options.



According to clubs that have been speaking with the Royals, they've been having extensive conversations with the Phillies about a trade that would send Mahay to Philadelphia for shortstop prospect Jason Donald, a member of the U.S. Olympic baseball team.

It's believed that as many as 10 teams have contacted the Royals about Mahay, who is signed for next year at $4 million. Most of them have come away with the impression that the Royals aren't motivated to trade him. But in Donald, the Phillies have a commodity for which Kansas City has been searching aggressively. So the fit appears better with the Phillies than with any of the other teams on the Royals' list.

Link? Source?

x_notorious
07-29-2008, 02:29 PM
Link? Source?

Source (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=mlb_trade_deadline)

BriereIsDaBest
07-29-2008, 02:33 PM
Thanks X

PhillyPride13
07-29-2008, 02:55 PM
PhillyPride13 LOL @ your avatar :laugh: it's purdy aint' it!
:silly:

x_notorious
07-31-2008, 01:31 PM
The Phillies failed to meet the Royals' asking price for Ron Mahay, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. They're after Will Ohman, Jack Taschner and John Grabow at the moment. An executive from one team in touch with the Royals told Rosenthal he does not believe that Mahay will be traded.

rotoworld

CarniifeX
07-31-2008, 02:07 PM
He is a good stopper. Very effective reliever. Thos should help the Phils, but they have a good bullpen to begin with, but I think they've been struggling no?

Dark Donnie
07-31-2008, 03:08 PM
According to the Boston Herald, the Red Sox feel they can't trade Brandon Moss for Ron Mahay because they need him as Manny Ramirez insurance.

The Royals are reportedly willing to make the deal straight up, but Moss might be Boston's best option in left field if Manny bails on the club.
Source: Boston Herald

philsphan2654
07-31-2008, 03:24 PM
He is a good stopper. Very effective reliever. Thos should help the Phils, but they have a good bullpen to begin with, but I think they've been struggling no?

You got that right..