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  1. The Phillies have told teams they’d trade Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:21 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    If someone — anyone — has a clue what the Phillies’ grand plan is, I’d love to hear it. I’m sure anyone would: The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013 I suppose that…

  2. Cliff Lee plans to retire once his contract with the Phillies is up

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Phillies' Lee reacts during Game 2 of their MLB National League Divisional Series baseball playoffs against the Cardinals in Philadelphia

    Phillies starter Cliff Lee was the tough-luck loser last night against the Braves. The lefty allowed just one run — an eighth-inning Chris Johnson solo home run — in eight innings while striking out 13 and walking none. It was part of an historically-great month of September and an overall productive season in Phillies red…

  3. Cliff Lee has had a September to remember

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Phillies starter Cliff Lee shut out the Braves through seven innings tonight, but an equally-dominating performance by Braves starter Kris Medlen and an eighth-inning solo home run by Chris Johnson left him the tough-luck loser. Lee struck out 13, walked none, and allowed just three hits over eight innings, but the Phillies’ offense just couldn’t…

  4. Cliff Lee does it all in win over Marlins

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:14 PM EST

    Cliff Lee Getty

    Cliff Lee was a one-man gang in tonight’s 12-2 victory over the Marlins. In addition to allowing two runs over eight innings while striking out 14 batters, he went 3-for-4 and drove in a career-high four runs. My goodness. I’m not sure it’s possible to dominate a team more thoroughly than that. As for his…

  5. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Trends don’t get much more clear than this: 2008: Won World Series 2009: Lost World Series 2010: Lost NLCS 2011: Lost NLDS 2012: Missed playoffs Now, that’s not entirely fair: the Phillies had their best records in that span in 2011 and 2010. But Charlie Manuel’s team has dropped off severely since then. In 2012,…

  6. The Phillies won’t be trading Cliff Lee

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Lee points towards a pop out by New York Mets Nickeas during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    It seemed pretty obvious that the potential suitor with the most to send back to Philly in exchange for Cliff Lee was the Red Sox, and now that they’re no longer in need of a starting pitcher, Ruben Amaro is no longer looking to deal his ace: Cliff Lee is not getting traded today according…

  7. No, the Red Sox aren’t trading Xander Bogaerts for Cliff Lee

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Xander Bogaerts

    Cliff Lee is pretty terrific. He’s currently 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA. He’s on pace for a sixth straight season of 200 innings pitched, and his worst ERA in that span is a 3.22 mark. Since 2008, he has the second best ERA+ or anyone to throw 500 innings, coming in a bit behind Clayton…

  8. The Phillies want Xander Bogaerts from the Red Sox in a Cliff Lee deal

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    I remain skeptical that the Phillies will actually trade Cliff Lee, but it could happen. If it does, it’s gonna take a lot. One report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is that it will take top infield prospect Xander Bogaerts: From every indication Phillies won’t settle for anything less than Bogaerts at the head…

  9. The Phillies want a lot for Herschel Walker Cliff Lee

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    Jon Heyman reports that Ruben Amaro is telling other GMs that it will take their “three or four best prospects” to land Cliff Lee “plus you’d have to take all the money.” That’s an insane price, of course. No one trades the top four of their prospect list for a guy owed between $50-75 million (depending…

  10. Cliff Lee scratched from Saturday start against the Tigers because of neck stiffness

    Jul 26, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    cliff lee wide getty

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com on Friday afternoon that he is open to trade offers for a range of Phillies players, including left-handed starter Cliff Lee. But that specific situation just got a bit complicated. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lee has been scratched from his…

  11. Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee on pace for historically-great seasons

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    In a piece posted last night, ESPN’s Christina Kahrl notes that lefties Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Cliff Lee of the Phillies are on pace for historically-great seasons, using Wins Above Replacement from Baseball Reference: 3. Just one pitcher in 10 years has produced a season worth 9.0 WAR or better And that would be…

  12. Ruben Amaro has no plans to trade Cliff Lee or Jonathan Papelbon

    Jun 14, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    Cliff Lee‘s postgame interview last night is being spun by some as him wanting out of Philly, but even if that were the case, Ruben Amaro does not sound at all inclined to do it. Talking to Jayson Stark of ESPN, Amaro makes it clear — for the second time this week — that he…

  13. Cliff Lee wants to win. But does he want to stay in Philly?

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee pitched great again yesterday and people are starting to speculate about whether the Phillies will shop him before the trade deadline. For his part, Lee says he wants to win. From Jim Salisbury at CSNPhilly.com: Q: With the current makeup of this team, do you think it can be a playoff team? A:…

  14. Play of the Day: Fan gives Cliff Lee a Twizzler

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:51 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee, though understated, is a character. He famously shrugged off making an important catch in the first game of the 2009 World Series. He never looks more excited than when he’s in the batter’s box and subsequently able to run the bases. You can add retrieving food from the stands to the list. While…

  15. Cliff Lee has a no-trade clause that blocks 20 teams

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Cliff Lee AP

    Cliff Lee is doing his usual thing, going 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 74/13 K/BB ratio in 12 starts, and with the Phillies stuck below .500 it’s natural to speculate about Philadelphia potentially trading the ace left-hander. However, that may not be so easy. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Lee’s contract has a…

  16. Cliff Lee rebuts Dirk Hayhurst’s cheating accusation

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Amidst all the clamor of Clay Buchholz‘s alleged indiscretion, former pitcher and current Toronto radio host Dirk Hayhurst accused Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee of using his hat to gain an unfair advantage: Now I’m getting lambasted for calling this cheating; cheating when there is solid video evidence to support it. Pitchers break the law, folks.…

  17. Quote of the Day: Cliff Lee says the Phillies need more pride

    May 2, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee didn’t have a great game yesterday, but his teammates were pretty putrid for two days. Lee talks about it: “It was never really close, either one of them. We have to have a little more pride than that and figure out a way to at least get back into games and make it…

  18. Phillies could trade Cliff Lee if they falter

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    Ken Rosenthal suggests, in his Full Count video posted today, that the Phillies could trade lefty starter Cliff Lee if they’re not in the playoff hunt near the July 31 trade deadline. The Phillies placed Lee on waivers last year and he was claimed by the Dodgers, but nothing ever became of it. It’s standard…

  19. Cliff Lee Kissed Kyle Kendrick

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    It sounds like I’m making it up, but I’m not. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Matt Gelb tweeted: Cliff Lee just kissed Kyle Kendrick on Kiss Cam at Marlins Park. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) April 13, 2013 We haven’t received an update as to what kind of kiss it was. The last time a Kiss Cam was…

  20. Cliff Lee goes 8 2/3 innings against Mets for second win

    Apr 9, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

    Cliff Lee

    The Phillies crowd wasn’t happy to see Cliff Lee pulled one out away from his first complete game since 2011, but it was job well done for the left-hander, who moved to 2-0 after holding the Mets to three runs — two earned — in 8 2/3 innings. Lee last year didn’t get his first…

  21. Watch a mustachioed Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee shoot hot dogs from a cannon

    Mar 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    I watched it as it happened last night, and I still can’t believe my eyes. Three things are wonderful about the video below: 1) Cole Hamels has a glorious mustache; 2) Hamels and Cliff Lee are teaming up for some fan entertainment; and 3) that entertainment involves shooting hot dogs out of a pneumatic cannon.…

  22. Cliff Lee “baffled” at the way the Rangers treated Michael Young

    Feb 25, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Michael Young stretches during a workout at the team's MLB spring training in Clearwater

    Cliff Lee, who played for the Rangers for a few months, weighed in on new teammate Michael Young’s treatment by those same Rangers. He said the Rangers “borderline took him for granted” and otherwise treated him poorly: “I think that baffled a lot of people who were around that organization … I can’t understand their thinking…

  23. Cliff Lee just doesn’t know how to pitch to the score, apparently

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

    Cliff Lee Getty

    There’s a humdinger of a column over at the Philadelphia Daily News. It’s from Sam Donnellon.  The premise: a very 2003-era column excoriating stat nerds — he makes a non-ironic allusion to mother’s basements — who have the gall to tell him that the things he sees with his own two eyes aren’t true. You’ve…

  24. Ruben Amaro Jr. shoots down Justin Upton for Cliff Lee rumor

    Dec 4, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    Justin Upton AP

    Pedro Gomez of ESPN.com has the most interesting rumor of the winter meetings so far: Phillies and Diamondbacks are discussing Justin Upton for Cliff Lee. Money coming to AZ would also be involved. — Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) December 4, 2012 Justin Upton being shopped around is well known, but Cliff Lee as the return would…

  25. Hopefully Cliff Lee realizes wins are a dumb stat for pitchers

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee just tossed six innings of three-run ball in his final start of the season and has so often been the case he took a loss because the Phillies’ lineup scored all of one run. Lee finishes the year with a 3.16 ERA and 207/28 K/BB ratio in 211 innings. And he’s going to…

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