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Los-angeles-angels-anaheim insider Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have claimed Cliff Lee on waivers from the Phillies, and the two teams now have three days to complete a trade. According to Heyman, a trade is unlikely to come to fruition. Heyman writes: “The Phillies and Dodgers will talk, but the Phillies people have suggested to others they don’t see a trade for Lee as very likely. If a trade can’t be worked out, the Phillies would then pull back Lee and he wouldn’t be traded this season. If a player is put on waivers a second time, he can’t be pulled back.” The Dodgers also claimed pitcher Joe Blanton from the Phillies, and Heyman believes that a trade will be worked out to send Blanton west. Los Angeles opens play on Friday with a record of 56-50, just a half game behind the NL West leading San Francisco Giants.

Phillies Place Lee on Waivers – Would a Team Claim Him?

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...

Reports: Phillies place Lee on trade waivers

Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee was placed on trade waivers, according to multiple reports, but don't expect to see him changing teams in a straight waiver claim. Since Lee is owed $87.5 million over the next three seasons, he's unlikely to get claimed. Lee, like a lot of major league players this month, was placed on waivers just so his team has the option...

Cliff Lee 'Not Going Anywhere,' According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

Cliff Lee's name was tossed around before the trade deadline, and it's sticking around in the news after the trade deadline. Amidst reports this week that the Phillies placed Lee on waivers and that the Dodgers subsequently claimed him, there's been speculation as to whether Philadelphia would elect to move the left-hander. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wouldn...

Cliff Lee Placed on Waivers; Phillies Can Trade Him Come Friday

The Phillies placed lefthanded starter Cliff Lee on waivers today, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Lee is expected to clear on Friday, at which point he will be eligible to be traded.  However, this could mean a few things. First, the Phillies do indeed plan to attempt to trade him.   Yesterday on 97.5 the Fanatic, Ruben Amaro said he has no desire to move Cliff Lee.  Again...

Phillies Place Cliff Lee on Waivers

Here's more from MLB Trade Rumors: The Phillies were expected to waive Lee this month, when waivers are revocable. Teams routinely place high-profile players on waivers in August to determine other teams' interest... Teams have two business days to claim players off of waivers, which suggests Lee hit the waiver wire yesterday, when the August waiver period opened...

Reports Indicate the Los Angeles Dodgers Claimed Cliff Lee on Waivers; Phillies Claimed Some Players

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be the team who placed a waiver claim on Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee.  The Dodgers, of course, also put a claim on Joe Blanton and the two sides worked out a deal.  But please relax, the waiver claim means nothing. After July 31, a player must clear waivers to be traded.    Teams have the chance just once to place a player on waivers.   Players...

Dodgers claim Phillies' Lee on waivers, deal not likely

The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee on waivers, according to CBS Sports. The teams have 72 hours to work out a trade. Otherwise, the Phillies can pull Lee back. Sources told CBS Sports that a trade is unlikely, however, because of the Phillies' high asking price. Plus, Lee has $95 million left on his contract that runs through 2015...

Cliff Lee On Trade Waivers, But Don’t Worry!

Before you throw that big red brick through the window of Ruben Amaro Jr.‘s window, take a minute to understand  the Cliff Lee waiver situation. It is almost completely unlikely that Lee will go anywhere other then a Ginos Steaks. First, Lee has a no-trade clause that prevents a deal to 21 teams without his consent. So that means no ****** team can pick him up (and besides, why...

Dodgers win claim on Phils' Lee

The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded the trade waiver claim on Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee, a major league source told

I opened my iPad this morning to check the Cliff Lee waivers...

I opened my iPad this morning to check the Cliff Lee waivers status and was mortified.

Is Ruben Amaro wavering placing Cliff Lee on waivers?

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...

Is Cliff Lee Becoming The Modern Day David Cone?

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee is arguably one of the best pitchers to take the mound over the past decade. He has won a Cy Young award and pitches in two World Series championships with different teams. It may seem strange that a pitcher of Lee’s caliber has been traded so many times, but it is not altogether rare. Not when you think back to the...

No Lee, but Blanton gives LA a steady starter

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...
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