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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 it. When right, Cliff Lee is arguably the best left-handed pitcher in baseball. He can shut down anyone at any time.
Teams that are looking for starting pitchers are the Red Sox, Braves, Indians, Cardinals, Pirates and Dodgers, says Crasnick. If you remember last year when the Phillies placed Cliff Lee on waivers, the Dodgers claimed him, but couldn't make a deal. That shows that the Dodgers like Lee, but it isn't known if they are interested in him at the moment after dealing for Ricky Nolasco.
The Phillies trading Cliff Lee is very unlikely. The Phillies are unlikely to be sellers and certainly will not give up Lee, unless given an offer they can't refuse. On the year, Cliff Lee is 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA and a 131/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio. It is easy to see why teams are interested in the 34-year old, as he would likely be the ace for any team he would go to. Lee is also under contract until after the 2015 season, so he wouldn't be a rental. As I said before, a trade is unlikely, but it certainly isn't impossible.
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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
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