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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 to...
Via The Sports Post
March 02, 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 that he’d want...
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

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

$27.5 million cash grab: Cliff Lee ignoring recommendation for surgery is all about the money

View image | We all love(d) Cliff Lee. The 2009 Phillies season and playoffs were some of the most exciting, enjoyable baseball of my lifetime. When Lee returned to the Phillies as a free agent, baseball was at its all-time high in the City of Philadelphia. Now, the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee uses Magic 8 Ball to answer reporters’ questions (VIDEO)

Wednesday marked the beginning of spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies as pitchers and catchers reported to Clearwater, Florida. The first workouts of the season will take place on Thursday, so players had some time to settle in and speak with the media. Cliff Lee participated in a brief media session and fielded questions from reporters. But he mixed things up a bit. Instead...
Via The Sports Daily
February 19, 2015  |  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 Insight...
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. He's also...
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 about...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lee Injured As Phils Top Nats

Cliff Lee exited Thursday’s game against the Nationals with the same injury that held him out for two months earlier this season. He threw a pitch to Denard Span and immediately pointed to his elbow and threw his hands up in acquiescence. Scott Sheridan came out and Lee’s night was over after just two and two-thirds innings. All of Philadelphia is crossing their fingers that he can...
Via Phillies Nation
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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