Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 10/24/14
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We might only be in the first week of May, but the trade rumor mill has already begun to churn. On Monday night, after Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee spun his latest gem against the Giants, beat writer and CSN Bay Area correspondent Andrew Baggarly wrote that the Giants could potentially be suitors for the ace pitcher come trade deadline time. The Phillies are an aging team floundering in a tough division, and the Giants have not been bashful about swinging for the fences to acquire big names for the stretch drive in the past couple of seasons, so on the surface the idea certainly has validity. Lee might be most remembered by Giants fans for his disastrous start at AT&T Park in Game One of the 2010 World Series, where he was shelled out of the fifth inning. Five nights later, of course, the Giants beat Lee again in Game Five to take their first World Series title since moving to San Francisco. Those two starts, though, belie the utter dominance Lee has demonstrated over...
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