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The trading of Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence this week signaled that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro came to grips with reality that the team needed an overhaul. But is he perhaps showing a little more fear than we'd like to see in today's decision to place starting pitcher Cliff Lee on waivers?
Source: Phillies have placed Cliff Lee on waivers. Executives expect him to clear Friday afternoon, be eligible for trade.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 2, 2012
Cliff Lee, heading out again?
By placing Lee on waivers Amaro is providing an option to work some more reconstruction on the roster for the 2013 season. Lee is expected to clear waivers on Friday and despite being out there for a team to claim, the likelihood of Lee leaving Philadelphia appears to be practically non-existent. Why? The Phillies are not going to pay a huge chunk of change in order for Lee to pitch for somebody else, and they have the ability to back out of any proposed deal ...
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Cliff gets put on waivers. (AP)
In what is a routine practice throughout baseball following the trade deadline, players are placed on waivers and can be claimed by another team. Here is how it works, from Twinkietown Blog:
Nearly all players are put on waivers in August.
Not all players on waivers are placed there with the intention of being moved.
Teams with worse records have...
Yahoo! Sports has announced today that Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee was placed on August waivers. August waivers in the MLB can be confusing, I am going to try my best to explain it.
Teams usually place several players on waivers come August. Opposing teams are allowed to claim a player, but the team has the option of pulling him back and either make a trade with the claiming...
A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly claimed Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee on waivers, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that Lee will not be traded, ESPN.com reported Saturday. Amaro would not comment on whether Lee was claimed after being placed on waivers earlier this week but he said it was irrelevant because the team does not plan on trading...
The “non-waiver” trade deadline might be over, but teams can still make trades by placing players on the waiver wire. Here's a list of players that have been placed on waivers:
– Cliff Lee (Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan): The left handed pitcher is making $21.5 million this season and is under contract at least until 2015, so he'll probably clear waivers. The 33-year...
LOS ANGELES -- Just when it looked like the Dodgers' Ned Colletti and the Phillies' Ruben Amaro were on the fast track to becoming BBF's (Baseball Best Friends), Amaro must have had second thoughts.
Tuesday night the Dodgers received Shane Victorino from the Phils for pitchers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin and early Friday afternoon Colletti and Amaro agreed on their...
The newly rebuilt Phils came out smoking as they, behind Cliff Lee’s pitching, end up blanking the first-place Nats, 8-0.
The Phils took the lead in the second as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, Kevin Frandsen hits a two-run home run, his first home run of the season, knocking in Carlos Ruiz, who had started the inning off with a double, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignmentas Shane Victorino was added to the active roster. Abreu was signed by theDodgers as a free agent on May 4 and batted .251 with two home runs and 17 RBIin 70 games with Los Angeles, including a .316 batting average (6-for-19) and a.409 on-base percentage in 22 pinch-hitting appearances.
Shane Victorino was a player to move, but will not be kicked out in shame.
The Phillies traded Shane Victorino yesterday to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom and Double A catcher Ethan Martin as well as a player to be named or cash. The deadline day deal seems like a pretty decent move for the Phillies, who I did not expect to re-sign...
It is 2006 all over again.
At the trading deadline in 2006, the Phillies sent outfielder Bobby Abreu and pitcher Cory Lidle to the New York Yankees for no one that ever made a difference in Philadelphia. The move was made so that Shane Victorino could join the starting lineup, where he would go on to win three gold gloves and make two All-Star games.
Today, the Los Angeles...
What a difference a year makes. On this date one year ago the Phillies brought in Hunter Pence in a hugely popular trade - remember the cameras following his arrival in that black SUV? It bolstered a team who was 29 games above .500 and held a 6 game lead in the NL East on their way to 102 victories.
Exactly one year later, the 12 games under .500 last place...
As I wrote yesterday, the Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies in return for reliever Josh Lindblom, AA starter Ethan Martin, and either a player to be named later or cash. Shane Victorino is returning to the organization that drafted him in 1999. The Dodgers acquired Victorino from the Phillies today for starting
I have a beef. This time of year you always hear or read about a player being exposed to waivers. Suddenly, it becomes a big story because people misunderstand the waivers process. Following the non-waiver trade deadline, the waivers process changes some. Most people think of waivers as irrevocable waivers. You put a player on waivers, someone claims them, and then that...
When the Phillies shipped Shane Victorino to the Los AngelesDodgers a slew of great memories raced through my head. Mainly, the magical2008 World Series run. These past five seasons have been the best baseball infranchise’s history, although some may argue that the early 1980’s was better.
I went back and looked at how that 2008 team was built, and Iwas astonished at the savvy...
Final: Phillies 8, Nationals 0.
WP: Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.73 ERA)
LP: Stephen Strasburg (11-5, 3.12 ERA)
With a change of scenery for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino at the trade deadline, the Phillies looked to the future tonight. Jimmy Rollins and Kevin Frandsen started the pace quickly at the plate each by hitting homers.
Rollins hit his first inside-the-park home run since 2007...
The trade deadline has passed, and now the dust begins to settle for the Philadelphia Phillies. There were 2 casualties, but there could have been more. The Phillies were unable to complete a deal with Baltimore to trade Joe Blanton, and also along the way decided to pull Cliff Lee off of the table.
In the end the Phillies traded away outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence...