CLIFF LEE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Cliff Lee was in elite form throughout 2013. (AP Photo)
While it’s hard to justify paying any player on a 73-win team $25 million in retrospect, Cliff Lee made about as good of a case for it as possible this season for the Phillies. The lefty, who turned 35 in August, was the anchor of the Phils rotation from start to finish, posting an ERA over 3.23 in only one month; an injury...
There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group?
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will now update the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs weekly. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline.
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Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News was able to get a quote from Cliff Lee after his gem of a game Friday night. When asked if he feels like he’s wasting his prime years on a losing team, Lee responded: “I’m 35-years-old now and when this contract is over, I plan on going home. I’m running out of opportunities.” Lee then said that he plans on retiring after his...
The 2013 season was a good one for Cliff Lee.
It was not a good one for the Philadelphia Phillies.
This was very evident in Lee’s stats for the evening: 8 innings pitched, only 3 hits given up, 1 earned run, 13 strike outs… and a loss.
Lee finished the season with a great 2.87 ERA to compliment his 14-8 record, 222 strikeouts over 222.2 innings, and 1.01 WHIP.
Lee made history...
Cliff Lee-for-Matt Kemp. Crazy? Really crazy? Perhaps I’m too immersed in sports, because last night I had a dream that a deal like this went down. I need a hobby.
It’s assumed the Phillies are now in selling mode, and rightfully so. Lee, previously unavailable, now has his name in lights as the deadline hits tomorrow. Where will he go? Nobody knows.
Boston and Los Angeles...
With veteran starting pitcher Tim Hudson done for the season (and possibly his career) with the Atlanta Braves, the focus for trade needs might be shifting from relief pitching to starting pitching. Right now, all of the starters in the Braves rotation--or that could possibly be in it--have exactly one postseason start between them. For this reason, Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee
While Cliff Lee was being introduced in front of the Citi Field crowd before the 2013 All Star Game, Lee unleashed this death stare towards the camera. Lighten up, dude.
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Record: 48-48 (6.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half:
The biggest surprise of the first half for the Philadelphia Phillies has to be outfielder Domonic Brown. Brown leads the team with 23 home runs and 62 RBI along with 97 hits through the first half and the Phillies patience with him is finally paying huge dividends.
Biggest Disappointment of 1st...
Lee wants to win but may be smiling just like this if he picks up NL Cy Young hardware in 2013.
Cliff Lee picked up his ninth win of the year last night, holding the Nationals to a pair of solo homers, striking out nine, and walking none. Lee baffled Nats hitters all night and did so while pitching with a blister on his hand. Lee’s ERA decreased to 2.53 and his xFIP fell to 3.15...
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Cliff Lee made headlines today for his comments to Jim Salisbury when asked “You came here to win. How tough is it to be here on a team that’s spinning its wheels around .500 and has a real uphill road?“:
The past year and a half hasn’t gone the way I anticipated, but that’s why you play the games. You never know. I don’t think anyone here is happy with the way we’ve...