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Friday, October 15, 2010

Cliff Lee

Ben Goessling asks the question, Could the Nationals Land Cliff Lee?

Could they?

The first impulse is no way. Why on Earth would Cliff Lee want to pitch for the Nats? Would the Nats actually pay that kind of money? And is it a good investment?

My next impulse is oh my. Oh my oh my. I've seen this guy live a few times, most recently in July. He's really, really, really good. Really good. Exceptionally good.

I do hope if the Nats are serious, they take some time to find out what happened in Philadelphia and if those reports of Charlie Manuel calling him a "cancer" are true. The level of assholeness you can tolerate goes up, way up, as the ability goes up and Lee has built up quite an account.

Still, you have to be careful with that kind thing. Even an asshole account can be overdrawn.

Would Cliff Lee in a Curly W make me change my stance on Adam Dunn? Nope. But it would assure I'd set the DVR every fifth day.

Lee, Dunn, Werth - could El Jefe tie up about $60 million in three players? I'd buy season tickets for that.


BinM said...

Cliff Lee - in a Nationals uniform? Ummmm, Nope, can't see it happening.

If he doesn't re-sign with Texas, his most likely destination will be the kingdom of Steinbrenner. He's the perfect replacement for Pettitte, and the $$$ is there as well.

Sec3MySofa said...

Should the Nats trade Nyjer Morgan to the Yankees for ARod?

Because that'll happen before they sign Lee.

Ryan said...

I just wet my pants at the thought of Cliff Lee pitching every fifth day for the Curly Dubs.

MikeHarris said...

I think your laundry is going to be pretty safe. I'll hit the lottery before the Nats sign Cliff Lee.

poker affiliate said...

With the way Lee has pitched in the post-season he is going to ask a pretty penny, and its doubtful anyone but the Yankees can afford him.