Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Phillies Acquire Cliff Lee From Tribe
Update 2: Fangraphs is back up again — if slow — and has Dave Cameron's take on the deal.
Lee, you know about - last year’s AL Cy Young winner, he reinvented himself and has sustained his excellence this year as an All-Star caliber LHP. The Phillies hold a no-brainer club option for 2010 at just $9 million, making him a massive bargain. He’s a top shelf starting pitcher making a fraction of his value and without a long term commitment required. He’s an extremely valuable asset.
Sorry Cleveland - you got hosed here. This is just not a good deal for the Indians in any way, shape, or form. Ruben Amaro just cleaned Mark Shapiro’s clock on this trade.