Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee could be traded next month, since the team is willing to pay down some of his backloaded contract to facilitate a trade if they can get the right prospects. Lee is guaranteed around $48 million through next year, and the Phillies would likely have to pay a fair amount of his remaining contract to work out a trade.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SPs Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett, RP Jonathan Papelbon, and 1B Ryan Howard haven't attracted much serious interest in trade talks. Howard and Lee have almost no market, and Burnett and Papelbon's allure has been limited. The latter two have unattractive player options that are limiting interest. All four may be candidates for an August trade after the non-waiver deadline passes.
Fantasy Tip: Philly's efforts to blow things up aren't going so well, and fantasy players may have to wait a few more weeks for significant changes to happen.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:53:40 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee is unlikely to be traded by the July 31 trade deadline. He has $45.5 million left on his contract.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:15 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals as teams where he cannot block a trade.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:53:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) allowed six runs and 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Monday, July 21, against the San Francisco Giants. He had been 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six career games against the Giants previous to Monday's outing. If he show's he is healthy and pitches effectively, he is a prime candidate for a trade before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
Fantasy Tip: A move to a contender could rejuvenate Lee and his fantasy value, but he needs to stay healthy and pitch well first.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:46:32 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee will be able to block a trade to the New York Yankees, because the Yankees are one of the teams on his no-trade list.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:25:12 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated SP Cliff Lee (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should look to add him back in their starting lineups.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:44:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) threw 76 pain-free pitches in the Florida State League earlier this week, and he's ready to return to the rotation against the San Francisco Giants Monday, July 21. He allowed eight runs (three earned) and eight hits while walking one for Single-A Clearwater. Lee wants to throw as many pitches as possible in his return from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Lee could be making his final several starts for the Phils after he returns, since he's been the subject of trade talk. Return him to your starting lineups Monday when he faces the San Francisco Giants at home.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:29:59 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) will return from the 60-day disabled list Monday, July 21, to face the San Francisco Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Get him back in your lineups after next week's action.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:24:37 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of OF Grady Sizemore Thursday, July 10, according to Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In corresponding moves, the team optioned SP David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and placed SP Cliff Lee on the 60-day disabled list.