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Cliff Lee is still an elite pitcher in Major League Baseball. Cliff Lee was perhaps the most beloved player in Phillies history never to play a full season with the team. And then he was dealt. And then Phillies fans rejoiced as he re-signed prior to last season.
As the trade deadline nears and Cole Hamels could be traded if he is unable to agree to a contract with the Phillies, the Phillies should remember just what Cliff Lee fetched in trade. Not once, not twice, but three times.
Trade 1: Cleveland Indians send LHP Cliff Lee and OF Ben Francisco to the Phillies for P Jason Knapp, P Carlos Carrasco, C Lou Marson, and IF Jason Donald
This may be the best return in a Cliff Lee trade, and it's not that great. For Lee (and Francisco) the Indians got three players who have played in the major leagues.
Infielder Jason Donald is in AAA after hitting just .188 in two separate stints in the major leagues this season. He is hitting .268 in AAA.
Pitchers Carlos Carrasco ...
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The Philadelphia Phillies made big news on Wednesday by locking up Cole Hamels with a six-year, $144 million contract. While the deal gives both Hamels and the Phillies security long-term, Philadelphia still appears to be in sell-mode. That means fellow starting pitcher Cliff Lee could be on his way out of town.
The Phillies are currently listening to offers for outfielders Shane...
Wow. OK, not literally but...Brewer Martin Maldonado had a fail of epic proportions while standing 2 feet off third base last night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Cliff Lee throws to Ty Wigginton...
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The bad Cliff Lee showed up tonight for the Phils, but it wouldn't matter. (AP)
For the second straight night, the Phillies managed to pull off a remarkable, come-from-behind victory over the Brewers, once again defeating them 7-6 after taking the lead late. Erik Kratz and Carlos Ruiz fueled an exciting four-run eighth inning to put the Phillies in front. It looked bleak for...
Will the Phillies trade Cliff Lee ? again?
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
Last night, the Phillies capped off an extraordinary comeback in the series opener against the Brewers. Down 6-3 in the bottom half of the 9th, the Phillies mounted four runs off of Francisco "Beats His Father-in-Law" Rodriguez to win the game, 7-6. It seemed like the baseball Gods of 2008 pulled a highlight reel from that season and stuck it in this 2012 campaign. Okay...
Milwaukee Brewers (44-51) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-54)
Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57) vs. Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phightin’ Phillies are coming off back-to-back dramatic wins. Could this be the return of the old Phillies? The energy in the ninth inning of last night’s game was...
By MATT BECKER,
STATS Senior WriterMilwaukee's Zack Greinke has been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and could be making one of his last starts for the Brewers.The Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee knows what it's like to be traded at the deadline, but lately, he is far more familiar with what it's like to get a no-decision.In what could be his final audition...
This didn't look promising from the sixth inning on, but another burst of offense would lead the Phillies to another comeback win, as crazy as it sounds.
Another rough start to tonight's game led the Brewers to scoring the first run. This happened in the top of the first when Corey Hart singled to score Ryan Braun. Cliff Lee's pitch...