Looking Back on Cliff Lee

I can count on one hand how many times I’ve written about Cliff Lee. Once: August 2014, questioning whether or not he had anything left to give to the game he spent 13 years in the majors playing—eight with Cleveland, five with Philadelphia, and two brief stints between Seattle and Texas. Well, it appears the tank has run out. It’s getting to be old news, but all signs point...
Via The Sports Post
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cliff Lee leaning toward retirement

Pitcher Cliff Lee may finally be calling it quits. The former ace hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2014, and sat out the 2015 season due to an elbow injury. In September, the Phillies elected to buy out the last year on Lee’s contract for $12.5 million, rather than pick up the $27.5 team option he was owed for 2016. The left-hander hasn’t found the right fit in free...
Via The Comeback
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five best free agent fits for Cliff Lee

One of the best pitchers of the last decade is ready to give it one more run. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Cliff Lee wants to get back into his groove on the mound in 2016, if he finds the right fit. So, what’s a “good fit” for a pitcher who will turn 38 in August? While Lee has pitched in two of them, he’s never won a World Series. Logically, you’d think...
Via Sportsnaut
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cliff Lee wants to pitch in 2016

Cliff Lee is reportedly looking to pitch in 2016 if he can find the right fit, according to a new report. The 37-year-old free agent lefty hasn’t pitched since 2014 due to a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow, and the Philadelphia Phillies declined his $27.5 million club option for obvious reasons. Lee isn’t giving up on his career, though, and according to CBS Sports’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Selling Incredible Philadelphia Condo For $6.9M (Photos)

Cliff Lee is at a crossroads in his career. The Philadelphia Phillies ace is on the 60-day disabled list and might need season-ending elbow surgery. It also happens to be the final guaranteed season of his five-year, $120 million contract. And while the 36-year-old hasn’t said much about retiring, he might have given Major League Baseball fans a hint by putting his $6.9 million...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee to undergo potentially career-ending surgery?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is awaiting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his ailing left elbow and says surgery would end his season and possibly his career. The 36-year-old left-hander didn’t pitch after July 31 last year because of a left flexor pronator strain. He said his left elbow felt normal as he threw two scoreless innings Thursday against Houston...
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee could be traded during spring training

By Joe Lucia  The Philadelphia Phillies traded Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins this winter, have aggressively tried (and failed) to move both Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and they are listening on Cole Hamels. The forgotten man in their rebuild is Cliff Lee, who made just three starts after mid-May because of an elbow strain. But according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies...
Via The Outside Corner
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

How much does Cliff Lee have left in the tank?

We talk about Father Time plenty when it comes to athletes. I have me​ntioned it on numerous ​occasions here, and now I will look at another player in that same light: Cliff Lee. A Brief Look at a Winding Path Lee, currently of the Philadelphia Phillies, has had a very interesting career. He has lasted 13 seasons thus far, having stints with four separate ball clubs...
Via The Sports Post
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Lee, a Phillies’ Mistake

Even with the temporarily muted debate regarding a Cliff Lee deal, the Philadelphia Phillies will go to Clearwater in February with hopes that the ace will dominate hitters again in April. Next July, negotiating with potential suitors will be different for Ruben Amaro Jr. Firstly, this opinion piece is neither a defense of Amaro nor an attack on him. With many negative reviews...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Debating Trades and Rumors for the Phillies

Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks. But how much money would the Phils have to eat for a worthwhile return? Before reviewing the local stars who could change uniforms, this article presents the unvarnished predicament when a run is over. Please, scroll down...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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