Should the Mets trade for cliff lee or roy oswalt and what batter should they trade for?
I would think they should get Cliff Lee, he did have a Cy Young season last year, and he had a slow start this year, but perhaps if he moved to the NL, he would do a heck of a lot better.
Then I think they should trade for Adam Dunn or Matt Holliday. Other than David Wright, the Mets have absolutely no one right now. When and if Reyes gets back, he will do decent, but I think they should go after dunn or holliday, or heck even Juan Pierre, he deserves a starting spot.
Of course he has a ring, he got one when he married that pig of a wife
Also Edik, that second loss in 2009 was not domination by Cliff Lee, it was more of AJ Burnett falling apart. Plus I think pitchers would rather go to a team with a great Lineup over a team with a great rotation. Yeah the Phillies got some great pitching, but they have a weak and battered line up.
Also, the Yankees have been getting younger and younger. This year, you will see a younger catcher (Montero, Romine, or even Martin instead of Jorge who will be DHing) and a younger pitching rotation (Ivan Nova, Prior, Garcia, and Colon are all younger than Pettitte. And some of them are younger than Vazquez).
Do you think Cliff Lee asked to pitch Game 4 on short rest and Ron Washington said no?
I don't think Cliff Lee did anything, i don't think he is saving himself, i think he is trying to win a World Series. Who says he's going to the Yankees anyway? he could stay a Ranger. It looks like the same thing Charlie Manuel did with Halladay and it turned out to be a mistake. It'll go to probably six games, but the Giants will win it.
What are Cliff Lee's chances of becoming a Cub next year?
The Cubs would love to have Cliff Lee, but he's not coming here even if they do manage to "free up some money". D. Lee and Lilly are both free agents at the end of the year, so they won't be on the 2011 payroll anyway. Fukudome has one year left, but you will not be able to trade him unless you take back a bad contract in return. Maybe the Cubs come out slightly ahead in the deal financially (like they did in the Bradley for Silva trade), but most of the money of that contract will still be on the books for 2011. Plus you still have Soriano, Ramirez, Zambrano, Dempster, and Silva for 2011, which means the payroll is still going to be one of the highest in the game. Cliff Lee will probably be looking for something in the 6 years $100 million range, and I just cannot see the Cubs committing to that kind of money for that long of time with all of those other big contracts all ready on the books. Plus this year the Cubs problem has been hitting and bullpen, so if they're going to spend big it should be on a new first baseman or a few new middle relief pitchers.
Why does everyone think Cliff Lee will be a Yankee?
I agree with you. I would love to see Cliff Lee come to the Yankees but i don't see it happening. With the Rangers going to the world series, i think they will be able to pay him enough money and he will stay there. And New York is just gonna have to suck it up and find us a better pitcher. Because CC ain't the best. Just sayin. (:
Can getting Cliff Lee help out the upstart and underrated NY Yankees?
I just hope the NFL doesn't end up like baseball. I'm a Raiders fan so if they let teams spend freely, being from Oakland they'd have absolutely no chance against the Giants, Jets, Redskins, Patriots etc...
I feel for fans of teams like the Royals, Pirates, Twins, A's etc....I mean if you add $130 million to their payroll you'd still be short of the Yankees...and imagine the all-stars they could get for that cash!
Yeah the Yankees aren't cheating by doing this but they really kill the fun of the game for a lot of people.
What are the chances the Phillies of getting Cliff Lee?
Well considering the Phillies shipped him out for Doc Halladay, I wouldn't think too much into it. They already traded their farm for him last year, why should they do it again. Plus, if I was Cliff Lee, I wouldnt want to sign with the same organization that shipped me to boondock Seattle to play with bums like MIlton Bradley.
Why are people so impatient for Cliff Lee to make a decision?
Because this is the age of instant everything, messaging, texting, cell phones, ... People have no patience any more. Funny thing is they're all worked up over Lee making the decision. Then he'll make it and it will be a hot thing for a few hours. Then everyone moves on to the next thing and analyzes that to death...
Has Cliff Lee disgraced baseball and himself by refusing the honor of becoming a New York Yankee?
It is unlikely that "FANS" were an issue for Cliff Lee. He obviously would NOT have signed with Philly if he was looking for nice fans. They have proven themselves as animals repeatedly over the last few years. This decision is location and comfort based.
It is refreshing to see a player not decide by money alone.
Hopefully when the Phils meet they Yanks in the World Series, Mrs Lee will watch from home.