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Cliff Lee price tag too high for interested teams?

getty images An ace remains on the market, except that ace is years removed from regularly playing at the major league level. Cliff Lee has drawn little interest this offseason after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury. The 37-year-old left hander missed all of last season and played just 13 games in 2014. As many as 15 teams have been connected to Lee but thus far...
Via Tireball.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors: Teams 'unsure' about meeting Cliff Lee's asking price

Former Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee is having trouble getting a team to meet his asking price, according to a report from The Boston Globe.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects

Credit: MiLB.com Over the years, the Washington Nationals organization — and before that, the Montreal Expos — have developed a reputation of having some of the best homegrown talent in the big leagues. Dating back to the days of the Expos, luminary names like Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Vidro, Cliff Floyd, Mark Grudzielanek, Cliff Lee, and Brandon Phillips have all passed through...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors: Cliff Lee 'expected' to throw for teams before spring training

Former Philadelphia Phillies' ace Cliff Lee is going to work out for teams before spring training, according to a report from MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: GM 'doesn't get sense' Cliff Lee is 'ready to comeback'

Former Philadelphia Phillies' ace left-hander Cliff Lee may not be someone that the Baltimore Orioles or anyone signs in the near future, according to a league general manager.
Via Philliedelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Marlins 'still have some interest' in Cliff Lee

Where will former Philadelphia Phillies' ace Cliff Lee pitch in 2016. One report still suggests that there is interest from a divisional rival in the 36 year-old.
Via Philliedelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s on First for the Philadelphia Phillies?

2015 was a rebuilding season for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team lost 99 games, the most of any team in Major League Baseball. Citizens Bank Park was often half full, and the fans that were there – myself included – were frustrated by what they saw on the field. The glory years of 2007-2011 — which included making the playoffs every year, NL East Division titles, back-to...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hot stove: Cliff Lee would be 'good gamble' for Yankees, report says

37-year-old working on return from injury Watch video Cliff Lee would be a "good gamble" for the Yankees, according to a report from The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. From the report: 4. Cliff Lee, LHP, free agent -- While there's been a great deal of inquiry, some teams say they haven't been able to get a good read on Lee's...
Via NJ.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly 'discussing' Cliff Lee

Having missed the entire 2015 season after an elbow injury in 2014, Cliff Lee is looking to make a comeback -- and the Miami Marlins could be interested.According to a report from the Miami Herald, the Marlins are looking for low-cost options to fill their rotation and are "discussing" Lee:The Marlins, still hoping to find a pitching bargain, have been discussing several names, including...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee needs a "perfect fit" to pitch in 2016

Embed from Getty Images According to some reports this offseason, it sounded like former Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee had a good amount of interest in pitching in 2016 and that a good number of teams had interest in Lee, too. But, Lee's return to the Majors may not be so...
Via Philliedelphia
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Phillies end 2015 in a much better place than when it started

Embed from Getty Images This time last year, the Phillies still felt they were going to be contenders. If Cliff Lee was healthy and paired with Cole Hamels, the Phillies could content for a playoff spot, they thought. Even without Jimmy Rollins on board, the team felt that they were...
Via Philliedelphia
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis and the Free Agent Bottleneck

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally a quiet one in baseball circles, as most home offices are closed, and many top executives vacation far, far away. This year hasn’t exactly been typical, with one big trade (Aroldis Chapman to the Yanks) and one reasonably significant free agent signing already in the books (Henderson Alvarez to the A’s) and another...
Via Fangraphs
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies first round pick Greg Golson is playing in Mexico, still hoping for a big league shot

Embed from Getty Images I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa didnt bring you too many Ken Giles jerseys (I still have the Cliff Lee shirt my mother-in-law gave me in 2009, a couple weeks after his trade). There is not too much happening on...
Via Philliedelphia
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee will throw for scouts

Embed from Getty Images Cliff Lee opted to rest instead of surgery during the Phillies 2015 campaign, and never threw a pitch. After the Phillies exercised a $12.5 million buyout, Lee is a free agent for the first time since the Phillies signed their five-year, $124 million deal prior to...
Via Philliedelphia
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Price tag on Cliff Lee "too pricey" for A's, Rangers

View image | gettyimages.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The market for free agent southpaw Cliff Lee appears to be heating up, so much so that the 13-year veteran is out of the price range for two American League West clubs, the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, according to reports. A's Executive...
Via Philliedelphia
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Drawing Interest from Fifteen Teams

View image | gettyimages.com Just four days ago, reports surfaced that LHP Cliff Lee, 37, had been cleared to pitch in the 2016 season. Lee missed all of 2015, and after signing a five-year deal with the Phillies in 2010, the team declined his option in what would have been...
Via Philliedelphia
December 07, 2015  |  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. Cliff Lee has been throwing and he's received medical clearance. If he finds the right fit, he will pitch in 2016. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2015 ...
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 looking to pitch in 2016 after being medically cleared

Despite not pitching at all in 2015, former Philadelphia Phillies (and Rangers, Mariners and Indians) pitcher Cliff Lee could return to the mound in 2016.Lee, who turned 37 in August, sat out last season while rehabbing his elbow instead of having Tommy John surgery. As such, the Phillies declined his $27.5 million club option for 2016, making him a free agent.According to Jon Heyman...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee wants to pitch in the Majors in 2016

Cliff Lee is 37 years old and hasn’t pitched since in the Majors since July 31, 2014, but the former Cy Young Award winner hopes to come back in 2016, “if he finds the right fit,” CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. Cliff Lee has been throwing and he's received medical clearance. If he finds the right fit, he will pitch in 2016. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2015...
Via The Comeback
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has been medically cleared; may pitch in 2016

View image | gettyimages.com Former Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee seemed headed for retirement. Lee said as much, indicating that he would probably retire after his deal that just ended this offseason after a $12.5 million buyout. Despite having missed all of 2015 and most of 2014 with an elbow injury,...
Via Philliedelphia
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

What We Know About David Price On the Red Sox

So David Price and the Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year deal worth $217 million, pending a physical that Price will presumably clear with some ease. As part of the terms, Price can opt out after year three, and sometimes pitchers do that, and sometimes they don’t. We’re in a weird place, where this was entirely predictable, for any number of reasons, and at the same time,...
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies reissue Cliff Lee's jersey number 33, issue some new numbers

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies updated some of their uniform numbers this week. For the first time since 2011, someone other than Cliff Lee will wear a number 33 jersey. Plus, a former fan favorite returns to his familiar jersey number and new acquisition Jeremy Hellickson is assigned a...
Via Philliedelphia
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Sign Rich Hill, Because Of Course They Do

According to Jeff Passan, the A’s have signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to a one year, $6 million deal. Source: Rich Hill agrees to terms with Oakland. One-year deal for $6 million, pending physical. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 18, 2015 Rich Hill had a big market, and one team said it had a bigger-money offer on table than Oakland's. Hill liked A's guaranteed...
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A Different Kind of Phillies Off-Season is Off and Running

For a while there, Phillies fans became accustomed to big off-season moves. Jim Thome, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and even Brad Lidge were big named, high priced pick-ups made to try and contend immediately. The Phillies flexed their financial muscle to make fast improvements to the team. The Phillies are...
Via Philliedelphia
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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