Re: Cliff Lee Anyone?
We've discussed Lee 3-4 times already. Look at his stats. There are certain trends that are not encouraging. He also was not that good after being sent down to AAA, gave up quite a few walks if memory serves. He also has about 11 million left on his deal. It is also widely understood in Cleveland that Lee is not the brightest bulb in the pack. Did not take well to coaches tinkering with his delivery (in spite of his numbers dropping).
That all said, he is a lefty, has had success in the past and is relatively inexpensive to someof the deal being handed out. That and the dearth of decent pitching is why Shapiro won't give him away for nothing though the price is muchlower than it would have been a couple years ago.
I do like Sowers and Laffey though as left-handers.