In another shocking development, coveted pitcher Cliff Lee has decided to sign with the Phillies for 5 years and $115 million. There’s two things that make this news surprising: the Phillies had not been mentioned at all as a possible suitor for Lee’s services, and the Yankees had a 7 year, $138 million deal on the table for Lee.
Most people just take the Tappan Zee Bridge when they want to avoid New York. Cliff Lee paid $23 million dollars to do it.
- The New York Yankees rotation, as it stands, is CC, Burnett, Hughes, Ivan Nova, and David Phelps. I’ll raise a mimosa to that. You’d have to think that they’ll make a hard run at Zack Greinke now. If I’m Kansas City GM Dayton Moore, I tell New York that the discussion starts at Jesus Montero. KC has all the leverage here.
- Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no deal in place to send pitcher Joe Blanton from Philly to Boston. They did discuss a trade. I’m not sure if the Sox see Blanton as a starter or a reliever. If it’s the former, another move would obviously need to be made (most likely involving Daisuke Matsuzaka).