Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Lee’

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Chuck

Cliff Lee, the top pitcher available in this year’s free agent class has decided to forgo the bright lights of New York and the cowboy lifestyle of Dallas for the City of Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa.
Lee personally phoned Jon Daniels of the Rangers and the Yankees’ Brian Cashman late Monday evening [...]

What You Overlooked About the Texas Rangers

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Shaun

Coming into the American League Championship Series against the Yankees, the Texas Rangers were undersold. They were undersold because of their starting pitching. Their second- and third-best starting pitchers (C.J. Wilson and Colby Lewis) are almost as good as the Yankees’ best starting pitcher (C.C. Sabathia), or at least they are in 2010.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Recently I wrote an article warning that the Yankees couldn’t hit lefties, and that doesn’t bode well for the playoffs. Well, as the LoHud Blog recently wrote: The Yankees have now lost the past 8 games against left-handed starters.” Ooof.
So what does this mean? It means should grab the Wild Card spot and play the [...]

Why The Yankees Will Have A Tough Time Come The Playoffs

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Let’s go further. The 2009 Yankee right-handed batters hit .286 against lefties. This year’s model features righties hitting just .269 against lefties. The entire Yankee lineup hit .286 against lefties last year with a .480 slugging percentage; this year that number is down to a .259 BA with a .429 slugging percentage. Makes you wonder where the Yankees would be without Marcus Thames’s .315 BA and .468 slugging percentage.

Why the Yankees Should Tell Upcoming Free Agent Cliff Lee “Fuhgeddaboutit”

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 by Chuck

Rumors are starting already the Yankees signing soon to be free agent Cliff Lee to a lucrative, long-term contract is nothing more than a formality. 
But do they really NEED him?
Not really. 
Cliff Lee’s a good pitcher, no question. His acquisition last July by Philadelphia from Cleveland helped solidify a shaky starting staff and helped lead Philly [...]

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 by Chuck

Yesterday was a tough day at Casa de Chuck, and not for the reason you might think.
I may be the only Yankee fan who believes the Yankees don’t need Cliff Lee.
Admittedly, I am getting pretty sick and tired of hearing how Hay-zoos Montero really is the second coming of Jee-zuhs. Being overrated before ever stepping [...]

2010 Rotations:Which Team Has The Best?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Buster Olney had a blog post recently about the best 5 rotations in the league, but he left out the Mariners. How?: