Found February 26, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Cliff Lee only made 20 starts for the Texas Rangers between regular season and postseason games, but that's not stopping him from speaking out about Michael Young's final years in Texas. Saying he's "baffled" by the way the Rangers treated his once-again teammate, Lee questioned the decision-making of the Texas front office. "I think that baffled a lot of people who were around that organization. Like I said, he was the heart and soul of that team for a long time, and I can't understand their thinking on a few of the moves they made with him ... He's a really good player. I don't know why you wouldn't just let him do his thing. "I don't know their thinking or their motives behind those things ... You don't really have to understand it. They've got their reasons. They've got their theories on their team. And they have the right to do whatever they want, really, as an organization. But in my opinion, you want guys ...

Cliff Lee 'baffled' with way Rangers treated Michael Young

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee says he, and others, were "baffled" by the way the organization treated third baseman Michael Young in his final years with the team.   Lee and Young are now teammates in Philadelphia.  He describes Young as "

Papelbon, Stutes Struggle in 10-1 Loss to Tigers

Cliff Lee looked excellent this afternoon against the Tigers in Clearwater. In two innings, Lee walked one and struck out two. He did not give up a hit. Tyler Cloyd followed with two shutout innings of his own, walking one and striking out one. In the bottom of the fourth...

Berkman set for spring debut with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lance Berkman is set to make his spring training debut for the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Berkman has been bothered by a mild right calf strain, and the Rangers have been cautious with the 37-year-old switch-hitter. He played only 32 games with St. Louis last season because of two operations on his right knee and a left calf strain. While being held out...

Domonic Brown clears the batters eye

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder is (inexplicably) fighting for a job this winter after the team signed veteran Delmon Young (who hasn't played in a spring game yet after offseason ankle surgery). Brown is having himself a solid spring so far, and on Tuesday, he hit his second homer of the preseason. This shot, a solo blast off of Zach Nuding of the Yankees, actually cleared...

Pointless Spring Training Update #1

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Miguel Cabrera Blasts Mammoth Home Run Off Jonathan Papelbon: Video

Miguel Cabrera’s home-run swing already appears to be in Triple Crown form. Two days after launching his first long ball of the spring, Cabrera took Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon way downtown, clearing a line of concession stands out behind deep left-center field at Philadelphia’s park. “That is one of the longest home runs you’re going to see here at Bright House Field...

Kyle Kendrick Hopes To Get First Start of Spring Against Yankees

Note: Today's game may be subject to suspension due to inclimate weather. The Phillies have lost two and tied in one of the Grapefruit League games they have played in so far. Despite their 10-1 loss yesterday, Cliff Lee was strong as he threw 2 innings of ball while yielding...

Enjoy Andrus while he's still in Texas

SURPRISE, Ariz. Once he took Michael Young's job four years ago, Elvis Andrus was smart enough to become his pal. He hung on Young's every word, and he's still trying to get used to him being with another team. "It's still weird," Andrus told on Monday. "He was Ranger Man. That's what we called him. I guess it's part...

Philadelphia Phillies Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Phillies organization has a pair of impressive left-handed arms at the top of the list, followed by some interesting, but largely inexperienced, prospects.   #1 Jesse Biddle (P) Age G GS IP H HR K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP 20 26 26 142.2 129 10 9.53 3.41 3.22 3.24 The Phillies organization has developed some interesting arms in recent years with the likes of Jarred Cosart (traded...

Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Papelbon: Baseball Play Analysis

They say that, when it comes to understanding anything about the subsequent regular season, you should never pay attention to numbers in March. That’s good advice, and it doesn’t even bother to mention numbers in February. Today is February 25, spring-training competition has only just begun, and nothing matters. To whatever extent any baseball matters, February baseball matters...
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