Lilly Can Block Trade To Rays

Ted Lilly can block a trade to the Rays, but not to the Mets or Tigers, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that Lilly can block trades to ten teams, including the Twins and Phillies. Morosi notes that interest in Lilly picked up this week after his strong outing Wednesday. There was already plenty of interest in the left-hander and it appears that the Cubs will deal him.

The 34-year-old projects to be a Type A free agent after the season, though not by much. That means teams could obtain picks in the 2011 draft if they're willing to risk an offer of arbitration. Lilly has a 3.88 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 this year and he makes $12MM (about $4.8MM remains).


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39 Comments on "Lilly Can Block Trade To Rays"


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Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

why on earth would he block a trade to the rays?

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coachofall
4 years 11 months ago

Free Agent year and would get exposed in the AL East. Thats my guess at least

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coachofall
4 years 11 months ago

Free Agent year and would get exposed in the AL East. Thats my guess at least

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4 years 11 months ago

Yeah, it seems odd to single out the Rays when the Phillies and Twins are both included in that group and probably need a SP more than the Rays do. And that the Rays probably have a better shot at the playoffs than most of the other teams mentioned.

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geoffreywayne
4 years 11 months ago

Lilly signed his contract prior to 2007. The Rays’ record in 2006 was 61-101. A lot can change in four years apparently.

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4 years 11 months ago

why on earth would the rays make a trade for lilly?

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4 years 11 months ago

why on earth would the rays make a trade for lilly?

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magnushanso
4 years 11 months ago

A better question is why would the Rays trade for him?

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magnushanso
4 years 11 months ago

A better question is why would the Rays trade for him?

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$1529282
4 years 11 months ago

Why on earth would the Rays trade for him? Unless they’re planning on dealing Davis for a bat, calling up Hellickson, and then acquiring Lilly to fill out the rotation.

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Sniderlover
4 years 11 months ago

I think Rays want a veteran presence in the rotation. They still have to try and limit Price to a certain amount of innings before his arm starts to tear. It’s too bad they don’t have the financial flexibility because Oswalt would be perfect.

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studio179
4 years 11 months ago

You have that right. No matter how they do it, the Rays better save Price a little bit.

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studio179
4 years 11 months ago

You have that right. No matter how they do it, the Rays better save Price a little bit.

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Sniderlover
4 years 11 months ago

I think Rays want a veteran presence in the rotation. They still have to try and limit Price to a certain amount of innings before his arm starts to tear. It’s too bad they don’t have the financial flexibility because Oswalt would be perfect.

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aap212
4 years 11 months ago

He’s so used to feeling average age on the Cubs. Going to the Rays would make him a senior citizen overnight.

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studio179
4 years 11 months ago

True. Even Carl Crawford must be feeling older on that team.

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studio179
4 years 11 months ago

True. Even Carl Crawford must be feeling older on that team.

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aap212
4 years 11 months ago

He’s so used to feeling average age on the Cubs. Going to the Rays would make him a senior citizen overnight.

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studio179
4 years 11 months ago

I assume that was part of Lilly’s contract negotiations with the Cubs 4 years ago. Maybe he did not like the up and coming Rays back then when he was in the AL East with Toranto. Lou can tell him all about Tampa over a cocktail.