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  • Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/15/2009 -  24
    As it turns out, Cliff Lee’s tour and demolition of the National League will be put on hold, at least through the 2010 season. If the blockbuster involving Roy Halladay, the Phillies

  • Cliff Lee Hates Walks
    in Community by Chris Cwik - 7/21/2010 -  6
    If Kevin Youkilis is the "Greek God of Walks," does that make Cliff Lee his mortal enemy? It's an interesting query to ponder, considering Cliff Lee's complete refusal to walk batters this season

  • Cliff Lee is Still Awesome
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/22/2014 -  49
    Last night, Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers, throwing eight shutout innings, while striking out 10 batters without walking anyone. In other words, it was just your normal Cliff Lee start

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Cliff Lee
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/15/2010 -  5
    In today’s edition of ADP Crowdsourcing, we stay with the topical trend. We are using pick number instead of round again, so please vote accordingly. We all knew that Cliff Lee was going to make

  • Reactions to the Cliff Lee Contract
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/15/2010 -  39
    market so far and the known interest from the Yankees and the recently flush Rangers, Cliff Lee getting a record-setting contract for a pitcher would not have surprised me. The reports of Lee leaving $50

  • Cliff Lee Revisted Again
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/20/2008 -  5
    Does anyone remember a stranger season in recent memory than the one Cliff Lee is currently putting together? As we've covered extensively here, Lee came out of the gates pitching like 1988 Orel

  • Cliff Lee Refreshes MLBTradeRumors
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/6/2014 -  11
    Cliff Lee refreshes MLBTradeRumors. Nothing doing. His nephews told him this was the place to find any and all trade rumors. But it is not the place to find Cliff Lee trade rumors. He types his

  • Cliff Lee and the Cost of an Ace
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/30/2013 -  179
    With the Phillies finally admitting that they're not going anywhere fast, Ruben Amaro is talking to teams about Cliff Lee. The Red Sox are reportedly showing the most interest, and despite the fact

  • Cliff Lee's Results in Texas
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/17/2010 -  43
    Cliff Lee struck out 10 batters, walked one, and didn't allow a home run in 7.2 innings in last night's start against the Tampa Bay Rays. Lee gave up six earned runs, taking the loss in the 6-4

  • The Greatness of Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/3/2010 -  38
    Cliff Lee spent the first month of the season on the disabled list, not making his season debut until April 30th. While most starting pitchers have already started 11 or 12 games this season, Lee

  • The Amazing Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/13/2008 -  3
    A couple of weeks ago, I authored a post where I explained why Cliff Lee couldn't continue pitching as well as he had in his first three starts of the season, when he'd allowed two runs and ran

  • Cliff Lee's Impact On The Phillies
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/14/2010 -  59
    Now that we know the basic structure of Cliff Lee's contract with the Phillies - 5 years, $120 million, plus a vesting option for a sixth year that could take it to $135 million in overall value - we

  • Cliff Lee Stands Alone
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/26/2012 -  50
    of some asterisk or fluke or memorable gaffe. Cliff Lee is a fine pitcher. Fine like diamonds, not like, say, a Subaru Justy. He's been among the elite starting pitchers going on five straight seasons

  • Cliff Lee's Playoff Dominance
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 11/3/2009 -  2
    Last night's Phillies win closed the book on Cliff Lee's amazing playoff performance, unless he comes back on Thursday out of the pen on two days rest. A couple weeks ago, Marc looked

  • Cliff Lee's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/15/2010 -  107
    Over the next six weeks, most of the General Managers of contending teams will ask themselves the same question - what am I willing to give up to get Cliff Lee? Lee is the big fish in the upcoming

  • Cliff Lee To Philadelphia
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/29/2009 -  65
    acquisition of Cliff Lee. Amazingly enough, he was able to get one of the game's best pitchers without surrendering any of his highly coveted talents. Instead of giving up J.A. Happ, Kyle Drabek

  • Cliff Lee Was Not Living on the Edge
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/28/2010 -  41
    Sometimes a graphic can make the obvious even more obvious. Anyone watching last night knows that Cliff Lee did not look like the guy who took the Rays and the Yankees to school. A look at his pitch

  • Cliff Lee: Still Studly
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/17/2013 -  14
    models, used the tools available at Last Player Picked (currently defunct) and Baseball Prospectus and kept coming away with the same result - Cliff Lee was the most valuable player in the league

  • Reflecting on the Cliff Lee Trade
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 10/14/2009 -  37
    the moon and then some, the Phillies organization looked elsewhere for pitching depth. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is looking like a very smart man. Cleveland sent veteran southpaw Cliff Lee

  • Cliff Lee, Ace
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/29/2009 -  39
    Regardless of your rooting interests last night, you had to be impressed by the complete domination of Cliff Lee. The Yankees have a great offense, but he made them look foolish all night, keeping

  • Contract Crowdsourcing: Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/3/2010 -  37

  • Imagining Phil Hughes as Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 11/5/2014 -  16
    you with a few facts about each player and then some tables to support those facts. Cliff Lee You might have forgotten, but Cliff Lee used to be really bad Like, for a while One year, he

  • Cliff Lee, The Rangers and Seven Years
    in FanGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/9/2010 -  26
    If one of Jon Heyman's recent Tweets is to be believed, the Yankees are willing to go seven years with Cliff Lee. Anyhow, none of this is especially surprising, given the Yankees' resources

  • Cliff Lee and Avoiding Free Passes
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/14/2010 -  35
    Cliff Lee is having a season for the ages. His prodigious strikeout to walk ratio this year has been well documented, but it practically deserves a note after every one of his starts. I am going

  • The Cliff Lee Trade: Seattle's Perspective
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/9/2010 -  55
    As originally reported by Joel Sherman, and confirmed by most others, the Mariners are on the verge of trading Cliff Lee to the Yankees for a package of prospects headlined by Jesus Montero

  • Cliff Lee's Pitch Type Splits
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 10/27/2010 -  4
    According to MLBAM classifications (with the help of Dave Allen's reclassification algorithm), Cliff Lee has thrown six distinct pitches this season: four-seam fastball (FF), two-seam fastball (FT

  • Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/3/2010 -  75
    Well, the market might be expecting inflation, but it doesn't seem like FanGraphs readers are. The results for Cliff Lee's contract estimate is in, and it's quite a bit lower than I expected

  • David Price, Cliff Lee, and the Others
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/14/2014 -  27
    , 74 called strikeouts Cliff Lee, 73 Jon Lester, 52 C.J. Wilson, 50 Ubaldo Jimenez, 49 Felix Hernandez, 48 Adam Wainwright, 44 Stephen Strasburg, 42 Bartolo Colon, 42 Chris Sale, 41

  • Johan Santana vs Cliff Lee
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/21/2010 -  55
    . Another disclaimer - I'm a Mariners fan, so I'm in love with Cliff Lee at this point, as I'm sure many Phillies fans were last season. This year, Johan and Lee have some extra intrigue

  • Update: Cliff Lee is Still Good
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/13/2008 -  6
    Is it just me or has there been a recent dearth of articles focused on Cliff Lee lately? It seems like all the major sources used up their Cliff Quota earlier in the year when he looked more like

  • A Hypothetical Rangers Trade for Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/30/2012 -  39
    Source:Cliff Lee is in play in trade talks today. Rangers obviously the most logical landing spot, with 3B Mike Olt as possible centerpiece.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 30, 2012

  • The Dodgers Should Claim Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/2/2012 -  112
    While this kind of thing is expected, there's still some news today from Jeff Passan of of Yahoo Sports. Source: Phillies have placed Cliff Lee on waivers. Executives expect him to clear Friday

  • Cliff Lee Was Everything You Could've Wanted
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/23/2016 -  29
    being terrible cost me the opportunity to watch more Cliff Lee on my favorite team. I knew he was awesome when he was first brought in, but I didn't appreciate the extent until I got to watch him every

  • I'm Tired of the "Next Cliff Lee" Posts
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/27/2009 -  22
    Cliff Lee had, by all accounts, a fantastic 2008 season en route to a Cy Young Award. What made his performance more remarkable was how he seemingly came out of nowhere, a back end of the rotation

  • Daily Notes: A More Better Cliff Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/20/2012 -  16
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: Boston at Philadelphia, 13:35 ET 2. Largely Superfluous Video: Cliff Lee's May 15th Start 3

  • What the Cliff Lee Signing Means for Texas
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/15/2010 -  21
    He wasn't going to give the Rangers a "hometown discount," but Cliff Lee was willing to re-sign with the Texas Rangers. According to Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg, Lee was willing to stay

  • Cliff Lee and Maxing Out His Innings
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/13/2010 -  32
    One of the benefits of never walking anyone is that you generally throw fewer pitches per batter and get to last deeper in games. With Cliff Lee running 1910-like walk rates his bullpen can

  • A Pitchf/x Look at Cliff Lee's Command
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/23/2010 -  32
    Everyone knows that Cliff Lee is having an extraordinary season. Through 174 innings he has just 11 unintentional base on balls. That works out to 0.57 BB per nine innings. Even with regression

  • Unreliable Source: "Cliff Lee to Stay in Texas"
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/10/2010 -  3
    Last night, Texas Governor Ricky Perry, making an appearance on TV's The Daily Show, meditated briefly on the fate of very coveted free agent Cliff Lee. Via the magic of the internet, you can

  • Cliff Lee: Complete Games, Shutouts, And Cy Youngs
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 9/6/2011 -  90
    In his final start of August, Cliff Lee went 8 and 2/3 innings without allowing a run. Lee plunked Miguel Cairo with pitch number 117, cuing Ryan Madson to get the game's final out. Last night

  • Cliff Lee's Suspension Is Just Too Much
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 3/18/2010 -  107
    brought up endlessly as the penalties have gotten ever more severe for pitchers with the temerity to plunk, to graze, even to brush back. Now Cliff Lee has been suspended for five regular-season

  • Cliff Lee Finds the NL to His Liking
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/20/2009 -  31
    Cliff Lee has taken to the NL well. He is 4-0 in his first four starts:+-------+----+----+----+----+----+----+ | | IP | H | R | HR | BB | K

  • Why Cliff Lee's Injury is Somewhat Surprising
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 5/21/2014 -  12
    getting lit up by the fifth. There are a lot of useful skills a pitcher can have, durability is one of them. Cliff Lee gets a lot of praise in these pages, and for good reason. I'm sure some of us

  • 28 Scoreless: Breaking Down Cliff Lee's Streak
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/2/2008 -  3
    Indians lefty Cliff Lee recently put the finishing touches on an absolutely incredible April. Ironically, the 6 IP, 3 ER, 3K performance on Wednesday night---one many pitchers would love to have

  • Cliff Lee to Texas for Justin Smoak, Finalized
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/9/2010 -  155
    Everybody thought earlier today that Cliff Lee would be on his way out of Seattle. They were right. Instead of heading to the visitor's clubhouse in Seattle to join the New York Yankees, however

  • The Cliff Lee Trade: New York's Perspective
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/9/2010 -  60
    It's not official yet, but all indications point to the Yankees and the Mariners completing a deal for Cliff Lee before tonight's game, in which Lee was scheduled to face his new team. As Dave

  • Why I Might Rather Trade for Cliff Lee
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/20/2015 -  123
    . But Cole Hamels isn't the only interesting piece of trade-bait in Philadelphia. And in fact, if I was a team like the Red Sox or the Padres, I might actually target Cliff Lee instead. Given his age

  • Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Everyone's Loss
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/9/2015 -  40
    Masahiro Tanaka, and now the elbow might have claimed Yu Darvish and Cliff Lee. The two have different injuries. Darvish has a slight tear of the UCL, and the overwhelming likelihood is Tommy John

  • Cliff Lee Just Can't Buy a Win
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 12/14/2012 -  2
    on the season. We’re talking about Cliff Lee, of course, and he is still awesome. Actually, you could make the case that in many ways he had one of his finest seasons last year. No qualified

  • Cliff Lee and Matt Cain Pitch Into History
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/19/2012 -  73
    Last night, Cliff Lee and Matt Cain put on a pitching duel for the ages. Cain threw shutout nine innings on just 91 pitches before Bruce Bochy pinch-hit for him, while Lee managed to go 10 scoreless

  • Roy Halladay & Cliff Lee: Efficiency Experts
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/28/2011 -  35
    When Cliff Lee spurned both the Rangers and Yankees for the Phillies earlier this offseason, it set up the Phillies rotation to be akin to the Miami Heat starting five, except without all the reality

  • Cliff Lee T-Shirt: Failure of Form and Function
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 6/2/2011 -  15
      What you see above is Cliff Lee's "Players Choice Signature Series T-Shirt," designed with input from the man himself, and you too can own one for just $24.99. According to the MLB shop

  • A Pitch F/X Look at Cliff Lee
    in Community by Josh Weinstock - 12/20/2010 -  0
    pitchers this would be plenty; but Cliff Lee is not like most pitchers. He also packs a cutter with as much horizontal movement as some sliders. We can see this with the following graph, which is from

  • What the Cliff Lee Signing Means for New York
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 12/14/2010 -  117
    discussed in the event they miss on Cliff Lee. While we don't know which players the Yankees have identified, we do know one thing: none of them is as good an option as Cliff Lee. But with Lee spurning

  • Cliff Jumping
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/21/2008 -  5
    for the rest of the rotation. Interestingly, however, the script has flipped - Cliff Lee and Jake Westbrook are ones that are pitching like Cy Young candidates while C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona struggle

  • What Do The Yankees Do If They Don't Get Cliff Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/4/2010 -  109
    The overwhelming expectation is that Cliff Lee will end up as a Yankee. They have the resources to pay him more than anyone else, the need for him in their rotation, and they expressed heavy interest

  • Why Having Cliff Lee Start Game 3 Isn't A Big Deal
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/13/2010 -  182
    When the ALCS kicks off in Arlington on Friday night, Texas won't have their best player on the field. Because he carried the Rangers past the Rays last night, Cliff Lee won't start again until Game

  • Don't Overvalue Cliff
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 11/14/2008 -  0
    In 2008, Cliff Lee won the AL Cy Young by posting a 2.54 ERA and winning 22 games. Of course, the win total is somewhat out of his control – Roy Halladay won “only” 20 games despite pitching 23 more

  • Not Quite Yet, Cliff
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/13/2008 -  13
    This afternoon, Eric presented the case for Cliff Lee, asking the somewhat rhetorical question of whether he's already wrapped up the Cy Young award. Well, Roy Halladay called, and he told me

  • Confirmation Biases and Cliff
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/18/2009 -  7
    that tend to stabilize quickly. In the case of Cliff Lee, the bandwagon of fans suggesting he would stink this year grew as vast as the group that swore last season was "for real." Even though Lee's

  • Clifton Phifer Lee
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 12/14/2010 -  32
    In the immediate aftermath of Cliff Lee deciding to take his talents back to South Street (or is it Broad Street? Philadelphians?), the mesmerizing website delivered the type of hard-hitting analysis

  • Interview: Jed Hoyer
    in Community by Michael Lee - 5/27/2010 -  14
    I'm Mike Lee and I am the Deputy Editor of American Thinker. I stepped outside the world of news and politics recently to conduct an e-mail interview with San Diego Padres GM Jed Hoyer. That follows

  • Interview: Dave Magadan
    in FanGraphs by Michael Lee - 2/3/2011 -  20

  • In Defense Of Signing Pedro Feliz
    in FanGraphs by Michael Lee - 2/11/2011 -  32

  • Lee's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/16/2009 -  89
    In the last four months, I've written two posts with a similar point - a team traded Cliff Lee and got a mediocre return at best in terms of prospects. First, Cleveland's Mark Shapiro made

  • Perplexed About Lee
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/26/2009 -  20
    the Astros ace hard to move. The other popular trade candidates are Jarrod Washburn, Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, Jason Marquis, and potentially, Aaron Harang. All of this brings us to Cliff Lee, currently

  • Why Kershaw But Not Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/2/2011 -  97
    Finishing one out short of his sixth shutout of the season Wednesday night, Cliff Lee capped off a magnificent August by holding the Reds scoreless over 8 2/3 innings. He turned in the following

  • Crowdsourcing Results: Cano and Lee
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/17/2010 -  21
    where he deserves to go, but owners shouldn’t be blamed for getting a little bit excited and selecting him as early as fourth or fifth, because he could very well be worth it. Cliff Lee My vote

  • David and Cliff: The Cy Young Race
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/4/2010 -  84
    A hot topic in today's chat was the AL Cy Young race. I think Cliff Lee is the clear favorite to win the award, but a lot of folks chimed in that they believe that David Price would win the award

  • The Whole of the Nationals' Hidden Lee Streak
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/11/2014 -  16
    . Between 2010-2013, Cliff Lee threw 70.5% of his pitches for strikes, as a starting pitcher. He struck out a quarter of his opponents. The Nationals struck out right around a quarter of their opponents

  • Farewell Cliff
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/6/2009 -  8
    experienced Cliff Floyd in 2008, I figured I’d bring that perspective to the table while analyzing the move. Let’s be frank. Floyd makes no sense for the San Diego Padres purely as a player. His