In 2009, the Dodgers could have picked up Cliff Lee for a measly $10 million. They didn't; the Phillies did, and they went to the World Series.
The final week before Major League Baseball's July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline is a lot like the last hour of Titanic. Everyone is running around trying to find an answer for the immediate future, but no one has any definitive idea what...Show More Summary
With the second half of the MLB season in full swing, one huge date for every franchise is coming in just eight days. On July 31, the MLB trade deadline will arrive with several teams looking to make deals to build for the future. Some...Show More Summary
That sound of button-mashing you hear from every direction is 30 Major League Baseball general managers making phone calls to see if they will be able to consummate a deal that will put their team on the path to a World Series. Trade...Show More Summary
If there are no more questions, Cliff Lee would like to end this interview on a wet, crinkly note. After two months on the disabled list, the Philadelphia Phillies starter returned to the mound in uninspiring form on Monday night, chalking...Show More Summary
Cliff Lee is likely on his way out of Philadelphia by the end of this month. The trade rumors surrounding Lee are starting to heat up, thanks to his return to the mound on Monday night. Cliff was making his first start since May 18, and the rust was certainly evident and pretty predictable. What
Because you're eight years old, just like us. Cliff Lee is known for his excellent control. Say, about that... It looks like we have a new genre. This fits in beautifully with the Bud Black toot from a couple years ago. However, there were fart truthers with that one, and they claimed that the sound was Bud Black adjusting the microphone. Show More Summary
Following the Phillies’ 7-4 loss to the Giants on Monday night, Cliff Lee spoke with the media. After all, it was Lee’s first start in two months, and he’s a popular trade target leading up to the trade deadline at the end of the month. Once Lee concluded his chat with the media, he bid […]
The trade deadline is but nine days away, and one of the big names that's almost certainly on the market—if anyone wants him—is Phillies starter Cliff Lee. Lee made his return to the mound yesterday after more than two months on the DL, and everything was wet and loud and messy. Read more...
Cliff Lee carried a lot of questions out to the mound on Monday night. After surrendering six earned runs and 12 hits in 5.2 shaky innings in a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, he left most of them unanswered. Making his first start since May 18, when a left elbow strain landed him on the disabled list, the 35-year-old southpaw looked rusty. Show More Summary
Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee's return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night.
With scouts from numerous teams in attendance, Cliff Lee didn't do much to help his trade value Monday against the Giants, leaving the Phillies in an uncertain situation. With trade rumors surrounding Cliff Lee starting to gain traction,...Show More Summary
Here at the Daily News' MLB Power Rankings home office, we are thrilled this time of year, what with all the potential trade options floating around and teams considering makeovers and upgrades.
On Friday night, the Philadelphia Phillies begin their second half in the National League East cellar with a 42-53 record. General manager Ruben Amaro has several assets who will be very valuable in trades, including left-handed pitcher...Show More Summary
Brian Cashman’s job just got a lot more difficult. The Yankees general manager was already staring at a four-week clock to bolster a rotation in desperate need of help, but the news that CC Sabathia will likely miss the remainder of the season and the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s has created a perfect storm that might sink the Bombers’ season.
As the calendar races toward the end of June, names such as Jeff Samardzija, Cliff Lee and David Price will become more and more popular. Brian Cashman said earlier this week he expects to make moves before the trade deadline, so the...Show More Summary
At the beginning of the season, it was apparent that 2014 would be a make-or-break year for Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak. A top prospect as the centerpiece of the Cliff Lee deal in 2010, Smoak was supposed to be a force in the heart of the Mariners lineup by now. Show More Summary
With the first two months of the MLB season almost complete and two months left before the trade deadline, the teams that will become buyers and sellers begin to take place. The New York Yankees are almost always buyers every season,...Show More Summary
Paging Dr. Amaro. We get that you're upset about losing your best pitcher to injury, but you're the Phillies general manager, Ruben: You need to put on a strong face and quell riots even before they start. So, maybe don't do this: Ruben Amaro on Lee's injury: "It could be two weeks. Show More Summary
One of the game's most durable pitchers is having elbow troubles. Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his left elbow on Monday after experiencing discomfort late in his start on Sunday, according to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury. Lee had been dealing with tenderness in the elbow for three weeks, Phillies manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Show More Summary