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Cliff Lee’s odds of going to Rangers? “Less than 1 percent”

Jul 30, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

File photo of Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee in Arlington

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com is pumping the breaks on the Cliff Lee-to-the-Rangers talk, reporting that the odds of Philadelphia trading the left-hander to Texas are “less than one percent.”

Sullivan cites an unnamed “industry source” for that assessment, but generally speaking he’s very plugged into the Rangers.

This morning rumors started swirling that the Phillies were making Lee available in trade talks to free themselves of the $87.5 million he’s owed for the next three seasons.

  1. forthand26 - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Actually, it’s more like 3.7% percent. 1 team / divided by 27 teams (gotta leave the Phillies out) teams = 3.5%.

    • natslady - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      Who else ya leaving out? Wouldn’t it be 1/29?

      • forthand26 - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM

        How do I edit my post?

      • deathmonkey41 - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM

        You don’t

    • ewyorksockexchange - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

      Actually, it’s more like 12.5%. Cliff has and I’m certain would exercise a 21 team no trade clause in his contract. If we’re being pithy.

  2. redguy12588 - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    So you’re saying there’s a chance.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    The first time I set eyes on Mary Swanson, I just got that old fashioned romantic feeling where I’d do anything to bone her.

  4. angrycorgi - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I dunno if I want my Rangers to pick up Cliff Lee for 3 years at 87.5mil! That’s WAY MORE than he’s worth. Let Philly stew in their own mistakes.

  5. kvanhorn87 - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Rangers fans, he has the same deal your club offered to him. Let’s not use his salary as a reason you would not want him.

  6. proudlycanadian - Jul 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    The Rangers need someone. Oswalt is not the answer. Oswalt gave up 8 earned runs over 5.3 innings tonight.

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