Last night didn’t go as planned for the San Francisco Giants. Cliff Lee and the Phillies pumped the brakes on the Giants six game winning streak.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says it’s worth the Giants’ time to pick up the phone and inquire about a possible trade for Lee. It’s not likely that the Phillies will be able to keep pace with the Braves and Nationals, so they could be interested in dumping Lee’s salary and picking up some prospects in addition.
Lee is making $25 million this year, and the next two years as well. He also has a club option for $27.5 million in 2016 ($12 million buyout).
In his career, Lee is 4-0 at AT&T Park with a 0.84 ERA (not counting the 2010 World Series). This proves that he would be a great asset to the Giants in their rotation. We are still a couple months away from the trading deadline, but it’s nice to know that Lee could be a possibility.
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