Danny Knobler over at CBS Sports got scouts’ take on the available (or, not so available) starting pitchers on the trade market. Thankfully, the Phillies are not expected to trade the best pitcher in the National League, Cliff Lee, but a possible landing spot? Texas:
Cliff Lee, lhp, Phillies: ”They probably won’t trade him, and with what he makes and what it would take to get him, the Rangers might be the only team that would have a chance. But you’ve got to like him. He can spot his fastball. He competes. And he’s a mercenary. You know he can go anywhere and lock it in right away, because he has done it.”
I love that description for Lee. Competes. Locks it in. Mercenary. If only they had included Pisses Excellence and hates his GM, it would have been the perfect report.