Monday, December 13, 2010

Cliff Lee Goes His Mysterious Way

Oh joy, Cliff Lee is returning to the NL.

From @Joelsherman1:

Hear Lee's deal is in the 5 yr, $100M range with #Phillies

From @Buster_ESPN:

The Yankees' offer to Cliff Lee was 6 years, $138 million, with a seventh-year player option for an additional $16 million; total $154 m.

34 comments:

el montanero said...

Well shit. I was having a good night, too.

Dusty Baker said...

I was *this close* from going to bed, but checked the hot stove wire one more time before turning in. So sad that I did! Well, if anything, he seems to have taken less $ than the Yankmes were offering, so it could speak to a genuine desire to find the best and comfortable fit for himself. Refreshing, actually, if that's the case.

NicJ said...

Baseball, why do you hurt me so?

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Game over, man, game over!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Apparently, spitting on Lee's wife was not a good selling point on the Yankees. I'm as shocked as the rest of you.

Dusty Baker said...

Yankmes haven't nabbed a single big ticket offseason FA. Crawfahd - nope. Lee - nope. A Gone - nope. Juan Castro - nope.

Orel said...

Hey guys, Joe Blanton is available!

Josh S. said...

To paraphrase myself from Twitter, now they have four aces that can't even beat the Giants.

NicJ said...

Just like us!

Minus the four aces part.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Odds are one of the four either hits the DL or ends up pitching like crap. I'd say Lee or Hamels to DL, Oswalt or Hamels become crap.

I don't care much for Hamels.

Josh S. said...

SCREW YOU, @EXTRABAGGS!!! GET YOUR OWN JOKES!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I was going to say something, but I figured you'd see it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Adrian Beltre's the last premier free agent standing.

(insert Sax's obligatory sign-Beltre post here)

Josh S. said...

I had heard once upon a time that the Angels wanted Lee, and he goes and signs for less than what they supposedly offered Crawford (I'm a poet!). They are having a dismal off-season.

Josh S. said...

I think teams are starting to catch on to Beltre's only-good-in-contract-years schtick.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I like the FU Lee just pulled on the Yanks. Their fans really didn't put their best effort in endearing themselves to him. I mean spitting on his wife? How bush league.

Maybe it wasn't spit.

Josh S. said...

Now, if Russ tells the Yanks to take a hike and comes back here, it'll be the best Christmahannukwanzakah ever.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hopefully Martin looks at Lee and thinks that going back to your old team is the right thing to do.

Worst case is he looks at Werth and Crawford and thinks leaving your team is worth it if you get paid.

Mr. Customer said...

FUCK ALL Y'ALL!

Why does baseball hate me?

(cries)

Josh S. said...

Wuh-oh. Ibanez may be on the trade block. Trading for a year of an aging left-fielder that at one time had some pop seems like a patented Ned move.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crappy fielder? Check. Lefty bat on team filled with lefties? Check. Accusations of steroid use? Check.

Yep. Patented Ned move.

Spanky said...

Man,I'm not even going to waste my time with this BULLSHIT.

killKillKILL THE MCCOURTS!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

FB's not-so-deep thoughts:
What the hell does Philly have that they can get sweetheart deals from both Halladay and Lee?

When I heard he had signed, I was hoping it was for some 7-8 year deal that would Zito them, but only being on the hook for 5 means they can trade him to the Yanks in a few years.

And doesn't Lee remember being so hurt when they shipped him off to Seattle. He's like a dude who gets his heart broken by the hot girl and comes running back when she texts for a booty call. (a 5-year booty call - not the best analogy, I know). That Philly vajayjay must be amazing

And fuck the phillies and fuck the punkass, blank-shooting yankees

Fred's Brim said...

on a positive note, Ja-Rule is going to jail

Josh S. said...

Not ja-il?

Dusty Baker said...

Someone's gonna be Livin It Up Ja-Rule's arse.

Dusty Baker said...

At least the Angels are having a crummy offseason.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just realized that if Brett Favre does not return this season, his last pass will have been an interception.

Dusty Baker said...

It was always his destiny, MLASC.

Fred's Brim said...

And the Bills were the team to send him packing. I will take a bit of pride in that

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA Sports Czar 10:37p: did someone say SIGN BELTRE????

Steve Sax said...

Remember the days when people would want to play for the Dodgers so much, that (like Cliff Lee) they would even take less money for the privilege?

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

re: Ja-Rule: "Minor setback for a major comeback," he tweeted.

Uh, yeah.