Law on Lee…

29 07 2009

By Mike Gill

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

The Phillies have gotten themselves a second-fiddle.  By acquiring Cleveland left-hander Cliff Lee, the Phillies have bolstered their rotation by adding more depth behind Cole Hamels.

Today on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey, ESPN The Magazine’s Keith Law talks about the deal, how Lee will fit in with the Phils and about the deal for Halladay that wasn’t made.

He had some very interesting things to say about Kyle Drabek and much more…a must listen.

Click here to listen to Keith Law on the Sports Bas on 97.3 ESPN





Phils Acquire Reigning AL Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee

29 07 2009

According to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com, “The Phillies have acquired Cliff Lee from the Indians instead (of Roy Hallady), multiple lee-782730sources involved in the talks told CBSSports.com. The teams were in heavy discussions this morning, and as of early afternoon, the deal had come together, pending physicals. The Phillies, who have been searching for a right-handed bat, will also get outfielder Ben Francisco from Cleveland. The Phillies will send pitchers Jason Knapp and Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson to the Indians, an AL executive told CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller.”