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Should it take an earth-shattering package for the Phils to move Lee? (PHOTO: AP)
As the clock creeps towards today’s 4pm trade deadline, die-hard Phillies fans are sure to be glued to their rumors source of choice. Last night’s report that Jake Peavy is headed to Boston put a sizable dent in the Phillies chances of moving Cliff Lee, leaving only the Tigers, Cardinals and Dodgers as plausible suitors for the prized left hander.
At this point, there is little doubt that Lee is available, and the reports that say so also indicate that the Phillies’ asking price for him is steep, as it should be. Many saw Boston as the frontrunner to pry Lee from the Phils, but in the end it sounds like the asking price (Xander Bogaerts perhaps?) was too high, so the Sox moved on to Plan B and the Phillies were left with little hope of a monster return for their most valuable trade asset.
Bogaerts wasn’t going anywhere for many of the same reasons that Domonic Brown was never available when the Phill...
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Cliff Lee's name is "definitely out" there in trade talks and the free-falling Phillies appear to at least be considering trading one of their aces.
However the price tag on the veteran lefthander is exteremely high leading some to speculate that ulatimately the Phillies may still still hold onto him.
"He's telling people it'll take you three or four...
Although uncertain, Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee could miss his start on Friday, August 2, against the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com's Stephen Pianovich reports that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., has not yet decided if Lee will pitch on Friday due to Lee's stiff neck.
Lee missed his last scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers on July 26 with the neck...
The Red Sox are reportedly looking to add a starting pitcher before Wednesday’s MLB trade deadline passes, and one of the names that they’re supposedly interested in is Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. And while the Phils are open to parting ways with Lee, a former Cy Young winner, they’re reportedly not willing to do so without receiving a valuable young piece in return.
A sore neck resulted in Cliff Lee getting scratched from his
last scheduled start. Initially it looked like the ace would only have to miss
one appearance as a result of the injury, but as today approached there was
talk that Lee would need more time to recover from his neck ailment. That
proved the case yesterday, as the Phillies decided to push Lee’s start back to
Now that Jake Peavy and Matt Garza have found new homes, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is far-and-away the top starting pitcher remaining on the trade market. However, it sounds like Lee may not be going anywhere, as Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the southpaw is not going to be traded today.
Cliff Lee is not getting traded today according to #source
The Phillies will not give Cliff Lee away for some peanuts and a sack of potatoes. But I thought you knew that already. As we have seen Lee go from untouchable to maybe-touchable, one thing remains: Lee is a top pitcher. What else would you expect? CBS's Jon Heyman wrote...
The Red Sox should trade their top prospect, infielder Xander Bogaerts, to get Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.
Trust me, Red Sox Nation wouldn't crumble.
Trading a can't-miss youngster for a starting pitcher who might help you win a World Series is hardly a radical concept, and the Red Sox know it.
Heck, they did it on Nov. 24, 2005, including two future stars, shortstop...
The Red Sox should trade their top prospect infielder Xander Bogaerts to get Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.
Trust me Red Sox Nation wouldn’t crumble.
Trading a can’t-miss youngster for a starting pitcher who might help you win a World Series is hardly a radical concept and the Red Sox know it.
Heck they did it on Nov. 24 2005 including two future stars shortstop Hanley Ramirez...
ST. LOUIS -- So the Cardinals didn't make a significant trade before the deadline for the first time since 2008.
I say good for them.
As sharp as Cliff Lee would look wearing the Birds on the Bat, the Cardinals never were close to a deal, according to a Phillies source.
If the Cardinals weren't going to mortgage a big chunk of their future on Lee, no other available...
Wikipedia.com The Phillies very well could trade Cliff Lee to the Boston Red Sox. The deal sounds like it hinges on whether or not the Red Sox are willing to trade their top prospect, Xander Bogaerts . John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports that it's Bogarts or no deal:...
It appears that Cliff Lee lacks teams that can take his money and afford the prospect price. Papelbon appears to lack suitors, in part thanks to his contract, but also his big mouth. Michael Young is throwing around his no-trade clause weight to direct his market to a select few...
24 hours remain for teams to sell, buy and trade their players in an effort to either clear house or improve their roster for a play off run. The Phillies are definite sellers this July 31st, but so far have not made a fire sale. Unlike last year when the...
Whether you like it or not, Michael Young is the most likely Phillie to be traded before tomorrow's 4 PM ET. deadline. Young, who has been rumored to be involved in a trade that could potentially send himself and teammate Cliff Lee to the Boston Red Sox in return for...
At 2:57 on a sunny Tuesday afternoon Michael Young was still a Phillie. He leaned over the dugout railing at an empty ballpark and stared at the field while grounds-crew members manicured the grass. He later practiced ground balls with Cody Asche a man 13 years younger who will steal most of his playing time if Young remains a Phillie.
Young controls his destiny. It is his contractual...
As the rumors fly on Twitter, the Phillies remain whole…for now. They snapped an 8-game losing streak, defeating the San Francisco Giants, 7-3. The game was secondary to everything else surrounding the club.
Michael Young, who homered in what could be his final game in a short stint with the Phillies, said he has no idea if anything will happen as the trade deadline strikes at...