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The Trade That Almost Happened: Cliff Lee to the New York Yankees

Cliff Lee #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch during the first inning in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on April 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images) It’s always fun to sit and speculate on how things might have turned out.  The speculation can be even more fun to pontificate on when it...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lee Throws Off Mound, Takes Next Step in Rehab Process

View image | After missing out on the majority of the 2014 season, it seems as if Cliff Lee will be ready to go once Spring Training gets underway. This past Friday, the Phillies reported that Lee was about a week away from throwing off of the mound. Things...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee rehab ahead of schedule, Ryan Howard fighting for job

The loss of Cliff Lee was one of many things that went wrong for the Phillies in 2014. Lee’s recovery from a flexor pronator strain is ahead of schedule with the left hander said to be ready to throw off the mound in two weeks. Last year Lee posted a 3.65 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 72/12 K/BB ratio over 81 1/3 innings. The belief is that Lee will be ready for Opening Day. With the...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Making Strides in Rehab Process, Near Return to Throwing off Mound

View image | Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shared some promosing news this evening about the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee. Lee, 36, is about a week away from throwing off of the mound, and is pain free with no setbacks or issues (per...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #124: Cliff Lee | SP | PHI

Cliff Lee didn’t enjoy much success during his age-35 season with the Philadelphia Phillies last year. The Phillies also struggled following their trend of dropping one spot in the standings every year, going from third in 2012 to fourth in 2013 and finally to last place in 2014. It’s no secret that the Phillies find themselves in the middle of a full-on rebuild with two of...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: What to Expect from the Phillies

When you no longer have a viable way out, you will trade Cliff Lee and eat some of his contract if you’re the Philadelphia Phillies of 2015. Ergo, the fastest route to tomorrow’s prominence is the most unpleasant one. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
December 17, 2014  |  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: 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

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

Cliff Lee has MRI on Left Elbow

Jim Salisbury of CSN is reporting that Phillies left hander Cliff Lee had an MRI on his left elbow today. The team has not received the results back from the MRI yet. Lee has reportedly been pitching through elbow discomfort (flexor pronator strain) for three weeks now. The injury is likely the reason for Lee’s drop in velocity in his recent starts. Even with the elbow discomfort...
Via Phillies Nation
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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