Houston Trade: Phils Get Brad Lidge

Well this gives us some very early off-season answers.  This evening, the Phillies traded Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo to the Houston Astros for Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett.

So, like I said, we have early season answers to some big questions:  we have a new closer in Lidge, we have a new number 2 starter in Brett Myers (moving back to the rotation according to the AP), and we know that Shane Victorino will be starting in the outfield next year.

My preliminary thoughts having 2 minutes to digest this and before heading to bed is that I like this.  I have advocated moving Myers back to the rotation ever since he left it, and I like getting Lidge, who has had his troubles but pitched very well for most of this past season.

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