Friday, January 2, 2015

Reds Trade Ben Lively (RHP) To Phillies For Marlon Byrd

In an ironic twist of fate, Lively was my most recent prospect highlighted, and shortly thereafter was moved in a surprise trade with the Phillies for Marlon Byrd two days ago.

I loved Ben Lively as a Cincinnati Red and I think I like him even more now in Philadelphia.  First off, a new market, and one as strong as the Phillies, is always good for a prospect as there is a new constituency for demand (any prospecting Phillies fan).

Lively dominated in the CAL league last year, which I already mentioned previously and how impressive that was, and took a small step back after a AA promotion to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.  The owner of the Blue Wahoos, Quint Studer, said of Lively, "I really think he has a great shot to be with the Phillies and pitching in the major leagues next summer."

I agree with that sentiment and will continue to buy Lively autos before they start to spike.

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