July 09, 2010

Cliff Lee Obsession, Cont'd

Exhibit A: A caller to Howard Eskin today opined that the only reason the Phillies "don't have it" this year is that they're missing Cliff Lee. I'm sure the injuries and the inexplicable yearlong offensive slump had nothing to do with it. And don't forget, the Phils won the World Series, the year before last, without Lee on the roster.

Exhibit B: Jack McCaffery proclaims the Lee deal the "worst trade in modern Philadelphia pro-sports history," putting it on top of a top ten list that inexplicably places the Ryne Sandberg trade to the Cubs at only #9. Please. The Phils, even if the prospects end up being nothing- and the jury is still out on that- gave up only one year of Lee. In dealing Sandberg, they missed out on an entire Hall of Fame career.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 9, 2010 01:31 AM
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