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Phillies decline 2016 option on Cliff Lee

(AP Photo) The Cliff Lee era in Philadelphia will come to an end in 2016 as the Phillies have declined to pick up the left-handers option for next season. The 37-year-old has not thrown a single pitch in the majors this season after aggravating a lingering elbow injury back in spring training. The injury landed Lee on the 60-day disabled list, but the Phillies were hopeful that...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies decide to decline 2016 option on Cliff Lee

WASHINGTON -- Interim general manager Scott Proefrock says the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down rookie pitcher Aaron Nola and will decline their 2016 option for Cliff Lee. The 37-year-old Lee did not pitch this season because of an elbow injury. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner's $120 million, five-year contract included a $27.5 team million option for 2016; instead, the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Time is running out for Cliff Lee to leave his mark on the game of baseball

View image | One of the questions that fans of the Philadelphia Phillies have been asking throughout the entirety of the 2015 season is in regards to the whereabouts of 13-year veteran left hander Cliff Lee. Lee, 36, was placed on the 60-day disabled list on March 16 with...
Via Philliedelphia
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee to undergo potentially career-ending surgery?

  CLEARWATER, Fla. — 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...
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee could be traded during spring training

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins this winter, have aggressively tried (and failed) to move both Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and 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 could still...
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

Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’ (video)

Cliff Lee made his first start on Monday after coming off the 60-day DL and the rust showed as the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher surrendered six runs on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. As trade rumors swirl around the veteran pitcher, Lee elected to end a […] The post Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have stepped...
Via Holdout Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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