They're called 'prospects' for a reason

Marte, Escobar and Henson among the trade chips who never lived up to the hype

Updated: July 29, 2009, 2:33 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies' search for a frontline starter ended Wednesday with the acquisition of Cliff Lee, rather than Roy Halladay, because general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't willing to meet Toronto's demand for pitching prospect Kyle Drabek or minor league outfielder Dominic Brown.

The Phillies held firm in talks with the Blue Jays because they think Drabek has a chance to be the next Roy Oswalt -- or at the very least, the next Doug Drabek -- and they were fearful of checking out ...

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