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Multiple teams are making a late run at the Philadelphia Phillies with offers for pitcher Cliff Lee as Wednesday's trade deadline nears baseball sources told ESPN.com Friday.
Although Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to address the extent of other teams' interest in Lee he said he's keeping an open mind on Lee and numerous other Philadelphia players who might generate interest at the deadline.
"I never put any real absolutes on anything" Amaro said by phone Friday. "Although we don't have any desire to move a guy like that because we view him as someone who will be key to our future I am a businessperson as well and I'll be a good listener.
"I can't sit here and say I'm not going to trade Chase (Utley) or Cliff or Michael Young or Chooch (Carlos Ruiz) or any of these guys. Some guys are less tradable than others. But I think I owe it to us as an organization to listen. If teams are going to come at us and suggest thi...
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The Philadelphia Phillies, who figure to be buyers, are getting hits on arguably their best pitcher. Teams are making offers for pitcher Cliff Lee, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The teams interested in Lee are unknown.
It isn't likely that a deal happens. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is not giving up hope on the season and plans on getting talent, rather than selling...
Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee has been scratched from Saturday night's start at Detroit because of a stiff neck.
Lee will be replaced by left-hander Raul Valdes, who has gone 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA in 11 relief appearances this year.
Lee is 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA.
Detroit's Max Scherzer puts his 14-1 record on the line Saturday.
The Phillies are already without right...
The starting pitching market could be in for a huge shakeup.
Multiple teams are making a late run at the Phillies with offers for pitcher Cliff Lee, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t discuss the extent of others teams’ interest in his pitcher, but he also didn’t rule out listening to offers.
“I never put any real absolutes...
Remember how we said the Philadelphia Phillies' games against St. Louis and Detroit this week should determine their approach to the trade deadline?
Well, the Phillies are 0-4 on the road trip. They have lost six straight overall. They are nine games out in the National League East, 10 back in the second wild card.
Logic says the Phillies should reboot an aging roster by trading...
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Friday opened the door to trading All-Star left-hander Cliff Lee.
Amaro said he owed it to the organization to entertain offers for Lee. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick citing baseball sources reported that teams are making a late push for the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner as the Wednesday nonwaiver deadline approaches...
According to Todd Zolecki of Phillies.com Cliff Lee has been scratched for Saturday night's start with a stiff neck. Raul Valdes will get a start. Fun times.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been receiving calls regarding the availability of infielder Michael Young and starting pitcher Cliff Lee. The Phillies had originally been against being sellers at the trade deadline but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he would listen to all offers.
“I never put any real absolutes on anything,” Amaro said on Friday. “Although we don’t...
As many could have predicted when the news that Cliff Lee wouldn't be starting tonight broke, the Phillies lost what was easily one of the least competitive game in MLB this season, falling 10-0 to the Detroit Tigers. Raul Valdes, starting in place of the injured Lee, was in trouble...
Philadelphia's assistant general manager says the Phillies haven't necessarily decided if they'll be buyers or sellers heading into next week's trade deadline.
Scott Proefrock spoke to reporters before Saturday night's game at Detroit. The Phillies are hoping to snap a season-worst six-game losing streak, and they entered the night trailing first-place Atlanta...
In their 4th consecutive loss on Wednesday night, I do believe the Phillies finally rolled over and died. They did not just lose 4 games, they were slaughtered in the ugliest and most painful manner possible.
Every problem this team has had this season was glaring in last night’s 3-11 drubbing, courtesy of the Cardinals. It was a proverbial highlight reel of all that is wrong with...
The Phillies have lost six straight games and everything is looking more likely that the Phillies will sell before Wednesday's trade deadline. Last night the Phillies were only able to manage an unearned run against Doug Fister, who held them in check over eight innings. Cole Hamels was solid, allowing...
Philadelphia Phillies (49-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-45)
Raul Valdes (1-0, 7.59) vs. Max Scherzer (14-1, 3.14)
Time: 7:08 PM EST, Comerica Park
Weather: Rain, 68
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Today’s game was all set up to be a real pitcher’s duel. Cliff Lee was expected to start alongside fellow All-Star Max Scherzer, however Lee was scratched due to neck soreness...
With the Phillies seeing a losing streak hit six games to sink the club five games under .500 and having them fall farther back in the NL East and wild card standings, the general consensus is the Phillies should start to recognize themselves as sellers with the trade deadline coming up in just a few more days. But as we have learned, the Phillies are indeed buyers it would seem...
So much for unlimited Red Sox resources. Boston was outbid by the Phillies for the services of Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Several sources had pinned the Red Sox as the favorite, but apparently, John Henry had some other priorities as Philly outbid the Liverpool soccer magnate by $20 million (reportedly $60 million for six years versus $40 million for six years). Now...
Gonzalez To Fenway?Based on the comments by Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox seem very interested in signing 26-year old Cuban RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Appearing on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Lucchino stated that Boston is looking at Gonzalez "pretty hard". The auction price for the defector from Castro's "Socialist...