Well, the trade deadline has passed. And as usual, the moves you heard least about were the ones that ended up going down. Cliff Lee makes his Phillies debut tonight. I thought I'd look into the crystal ball a little bit and take a look at how the Phillies' new-look rotation stacks up against the teams they could face in the playoffs.
First, here are the Phillies stats as of tonight:
HP Cliff Lee (7-9, 3.14 ERA, .278)
RHP Joe Blanton (7-4, 4.11, .262 BAA)
LHP Cole Hamels (7-5, 4.42, .278 BAA)
LHP Jamie Moyer (10-7, 5.32, .292 BAA)
LHP J.A. Happ (7-2, 2.97, .228 BAA)
Now, here is a look at the projected head-to-head match-ups in the playoffs, as of right now. I've included a couple of players who are projected to return from injury (Ted Lilly, Randy Johnson) and excluded John Maine, who could miss the rest of the season.