Report: Phillies Will Not Be Trading Cliff Lee
With the Red Sox acquisition of Jake Peavy Tuesday night not many suitors remain for Phillies ace Cliff Lee.
In fact, the Phillies are the only suitor for Lee.
According to a Jim Bowden report, Lee will not be traded today.
It was a long shot to begin with as Ruben Amaro was asking for the moon and beyond in exchange for Lee. Not only was the Phillies general manager demanding three top prospects in return, but the absorption of Lee's $70 million that remains on his contract.
A possibility exists that Lee could be traded after today's 4 p.m. deadline if he clears waivers in August.
However, Amaro seems content on holding on to Lee through this season and starting next season with a rotation consisting of Lee and Cole Hamels.