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

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:51 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    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 reports that Lee’s contract has a…

  3. Cliff Lee rebuts Dirk Hayhurst’s cheating accusation

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    May 2, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    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…

  5. Phillies could trade Cliff Lee if they falter

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    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…

  6. Cliff Lee Kissed Kyle Kendrick

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Apr 9, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT


    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.…

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

    Feb 25, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 4, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Justin Upton AP

    Pedro Gomez of 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…

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

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    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…

  13. Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon are late-night poker pals

    Sep 21, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT


    Here’s an amusing little tidbit from Philadelphia Daily News gossip columnist Dan Gross: Before the Phillies left for Houston, Cliff Lee brought fellow pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to Harrah’s in Chester to play poker. Lee’s a regular at Harrah’s poker room, usually playing late at night. That’s legal, of course, as opposed to Alex Rodriguez‘s appearances at underground poker games…

  14. Cliff Lee earns rare win as Phillies finish sweep of Nationals

    Aug 26, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee bested Jordan Zimmermann on Sunday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball to earn his third win as the Phillies topped the Nationals 4-1. The Phillies held the Nationals to just five runs over three games in pulling off a home sweep to improve to 61-67. It’s the first time they’ve been within six…

  15. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. says Cliff Lee “isn’t going anywhere”

    Aug 4, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee Getty

    Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported yesterday that the Dodgers were awarded claiming rights on Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. But that doesn’t mean the southpaw will follow his former teammate Joe Blanton to Los Angeles. According to Paul Hagen of, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wouldn’t confirm or deny Morosi’s report when…

  16. Report: Dodgers claimed Cliff Lee on waivers

    Aug 3, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    cliff lee getty

    6:20 p.m. EDT Update:’s Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers were awarded the claim on Lee, but he added that any sort of deal remains unlikely. The Dodgers as the claiming team make a lot of sense. They were expected to put in a big bid for Cole Hamels this winter, a route that…

  17. How about just trading Cliff Lee for Josh Beckett?

    Jul 30, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    The Phillies want to save some money and still compete next year. The Red Sox want to move on from Josh Beckett and still maybe contend this year. So, Cliff Lee for Beckett? Anyone?

  18. 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 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…

  19. Will Cliff Lee claim he was blindsided?

    Jul 30, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    It’s a safe bet that Cliff Lee never guessed the Phillies would be considering dealing him barely a year and a half into a five-year, $120 million contract. Lee picked Philly over competitive offers from the Rangers and Yankees because he wanted to be back in Phildelphia, even though the Phillies had already traded him…

  20. Cliff Lee trade talk heating up; Rangers in play

    Jul 30, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    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

    The competitive portion of the Phillies season seems to be over, so there has been a lot of chatter about them selling now. That Hunter Pence thing that was shot down is some of it. Joe Blanton is some other stuff. And now the Cliff Lee trade watch is getting into swing: Spoke to exec…

  21. Cole Hamels wants to pitch with Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee could be traded

    Jul 25, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    Or: Great Moments in mildly b.s. justifications for accepting a giant contract. First, Jerry Crasnick: For what it’s worth, the lure of pitching with Halladay and Lee was also a factor in Hamels’ decision to re-sign with #phillies — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 25, 2012 Then, Jon Paul Morosi: Four general managers of other clubs…

  22. Cliff Lee is finally in the win column

    Jul 4, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    It only took him 14 starts, but Cliff Lee is finally on the board. He pitched eight innings of two-run ball as the Phillies defeated the Mets 9-2 on Wednesday. The Phillies were actually down for much of the game, failing to get on the board until the seventh. Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz hit…

  23. Yep, Cliff Lee is still winless

    Jun 30, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Cliff Lee will enter July without a win. At first, this was mostly a ridiculous quick based primarily on a lack of run support, but this isn’t just about the offense anymore. Lee dropped to 0-5 last night by allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings as part of a 6-2 loss to the Marlins.…

  24. Cliff Lee strikes out 12, loses again

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee still can’t catch a break. The Phillies left-hander fanned 12 while allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Dodgers, but he still took a loss in a 2-1 game, leaving him 0-3 on the season. Lee has gone nine outings without a win despite a 2.92 ERA. He’s given the…

  25. Things got a little tense between Cliff Lee and Shane Victorino last night

    May 26, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee Shane Victorino AP

    The Phillies defeated the Cardinals 5-3 in 10 innings last night thanks to a go-ahead two-run homer by Hunter Pence. The big takeaway is that the Phillies have won three in a row and now sit one game over .500 (24-23) on the year, but the game featured an interesting moment after Shane Victorino was…

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