Re: Cliff Lee
Maybe I just think Cliff Lee is a lot better than others do. That's possible. I've seen how he's pitched down the stretch in pennant races and how he's pitched in the actual playoffs. I think he's a HUGE upgrade over Volquez, especially coming off surgery.
In reality, if you don't have a guy like Lee, getting to the playoffs is pointless. My willingness to pay a steep price for that guy if it meant they were legit WS contenders is because he's one of only a small handful of pitchers who can actually get a team to the WS. That's rare and something worth paying for.
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