Re: Cliff Lee
Everyone is pretty much assuming that lee will just be a rental. But if Lee helps us get deep into the playoffs and the reds and fans really reach out to him I would have to think theres a chance he would stay. With Harang and Arroyos contracts done after this year and Cast probably being willing to raise the payroll if we make the playoffs we could possibly offer Lee the 18-20 mill a year he wants. I understand that the most likely scenario is that he signs with the yankees in the offseason but I would have to think we could at least try to sign him. Which would make giving up good prospects for him much easier to swallow.