Found October 19, 2012 on GCobb.com:
Categories: BREAKING NEWS News PhilliesTags: Cliff LeePhillies2012 Expectations Coming off of a season in which he finished the year with a 17-8 record, a 2.40 ERA, and six shutouts, the Phillies had high very high expectations for Cliff Lee. As a member of the vaunted starting rotation, Lee was being counted on to be one of three guys that the Phils could count [...](Read more...)
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