Lee Leaves Languishing Losers, Largens Lefty Load in 'Ladelphia

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My grammar and spelling could not possibly have been more shoehorned in that alliterative blogpost title. But still! Cliff Lee is a Philly now, y'all. I don't know who to credit since I read about 382 different re-Tweets on Twitter, so I'll just link something good later on. For now:

Phillies acquire Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco for Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson.

He's no Roy Halladay, but Cliff Lee is the reigning AL Cy Young winner AND a lithe lefty who pretty much doesn't walk anyone, and he's having himself a nice year despite the 7-9 record. He's got a 3.14 ERA and even if that goes up an entire run by pitching half his games in CBP, he'll still get 50% more run support. So, enjoy it, Phillies fans. Keep piling on the wins.


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Way to go, Yankees of the National League.

Colonel, that is a false analogy. The Phillies have actually won a title since I could legally drink.

You're right. They are more like the Red Sox re: mix of player development & high priced acquisitions.

Eff you both. The Yankees have more homegrown talent on their team than any other AL squadron.

@Rob
That's a load horse crap

Angling for Halladay but ending up with Lee is like trying for a kiss at the end of a date but getting sodomized with a broom. Enjoy a flyball pitcher in your bandbox phillies fans! Cliff Lee: minor league demotion free since 2007!

The real shame was when the Tribe let go of of that old-timey windup guy from their '07 run. Now that guy put on a show. What's his name? I think I'll just call him old-timey windup guy.

It's true. 58% of the active roster is made up of homegrown talent, more than any other team save for the Rockies.

Jon Damon - born a Yankee
Mark Teixera - born a Yankee
Hideki Matsui - born a Yankee
Alex Rodriguez - born a Yankee
CCCC Sabathia - born a Yankee
Nick Swisher - born a Yankee
AJ Burnett - born a Yankee

The entire A's squad - born two years ago and playing like it.

PS the liveglog will start at 3PM

Great, now what about the other 18 guys?

Oh do one of those pitch fx things on Lee

The other 18 guys are benchwarmers who nobody has ever heard of or are homegrown starters, ergo they don't count for this argument.

Let's not forget about:
Jeter
Posada
Pettite
Rivera
Gardner
Cabrera
Cano
Hughes
Chamberlin
Robertson
Melancon
Cervelli

I'll see what I can do matt. How many e's are in beachball anyway?

(single tear)

Somebody tell me why I bother following baseball anymore in this stinking town?

It's official: I'm the only Phillies fan with an active Twitter account who didn't tweet it up when they heard about this trade. Color me skeptical until he gets through a couple starts at home.

The same amount of Es that Swisher made last night.

UU, see my comment "or are homegrown starters".

Besides, Jeter isn't homegrown. He was born in a lab where he was infused with grit, gamerness, clutchiness, captain-like leadership, and subpar defense.

Cleveland's gonna be pissed when they find out they got J Knapp and not JA Happ.

@phillas:

We got nothing in this trade. Zip. Pretty much a straight salary dump.

Charlie Manuel+Cliff Lee= bad karma for Marc Shapiro (another WS win)

Everyone should be careful using the computer during the thunderstorm if it's happening in your area! Hard to stay away from computer with the Lee talk haha

Everyone should be careful using the computer during the thunderstorm if it's happening in your area! Hard to stay away from computer with the Lee talk haha

Everyone should be careful using the computer during the thunderstorm if it's happening in your area! Hard to stay away from computer with the Lee talk haha

EVERY 1 SHOULD BE CAREFUL UISNG THE COMPUTER DURING THE GUY CLARK THUNDERSTROM.....LOL

Fuck this. The real insult is the e-mail the tribe sends me headlined "Indians Acquire Four Top Phillies Prospects".

Blow me.

Be careful on the computer during the thunderstorm...lightning can still be dangerous right before and after the storm too

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