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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Rumors not to blame for Cliff Lee’s shakiness Sunday

But in the 48-hour window to negotiate a deal, Los Angeles didn’t have enough to convince the Phils that they shouldn’t keep their Cy Young-winning left-hander, and Lee took the mound at Citizens Bank Park Sunday against the Diamondbacks a little more than a half hour after that deadline.

“I don’t worry about it, really,” said Lee, who got a no-decision after giving up four runs on eight hits, including three home runs, in eight innings of the Phillies 5-4 win Sunday. “It’s all rumors until (general manager) Ruben (Amaro Jr.) tells me I’m moved or something. I don’t really worry about it to be honest with you.”

...Lee, who is winless in 10 starts at Citizens Bank Park this season, is focusing on pitch selection and location. After signing a five-year, $120 million contract two winters ago, he’s not worried about his long-term future with the Phillies, despite the events of the last week.

“You never know what’s going to happen, but I signed here to play here and they signed me here to play here,” said Lee. “I think it was way overblown. They put a lot of players on waivers throughout the year. It’s a standard deal. I don’t know why it became a story. There are a lot of guys put on waivers and claimed. I don’t know why it’s a big deal.”

Thanks to Butch.

Repoz Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man Posted: August 06, 2012 at 12:15 AM (#4201248)
Ruben Amaro states that the waiver wire is confidential and how dare somebody ask him questions about who's on it. And besides, 99.9999% of the players end up on it sooner or later, so there.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: August 06, 2012 at 06:05 AM (#4201290)
Rumors not to blame for Cliff Lee’s shakiness Sunday

It was Tusk.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 06, 2012 at 07:37 AM (#4201297)
Hear the one about Tina, some say she's much too loose
That came straight from a guy who claims he's tastin' her juice

In response, Tina has issued a statement:
first of all cliff lee is on great pitcher look at cleveland and texas and the mariners with felix hernandez. so in three years became on the a-list of pitchers and cliff is in demand now, now he is throwing cut fastballs to eric kratz. and he also worked with josh bard on the mariners which was great by the way. and victor martinez in cleveland. so he worked with alot of great big catchers. and was great in texas with matt treanor. and cliff was the best pitcher in the league and the cy young voters agree. so cliff is a way better pitcher then cj wilson. im responding to the rumor from the timex social club about michael must be gay but cliff is a better pitcher and he is getting alot more money then michael. so please did you see michaels last movie with jay-lo called gigli. need i say more the movie sucked as hell and even the critics said the worst movie of the century.
   4. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: August 06, 2012 at 08:14 AM (#4201305)
Congratulations to the Phillies on finally managing to get out of last place.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 06, 2012 at 08:25 AM (#4201311)
You'd better up your snark game, Joey. The Phils have risen out the cellar 3 times previously since May 28.
   6. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM (#4201316)
Beaten (to it) by Lillibridge!
   7. donlock Posted: August 06, 2012 at 10:27 AM (#4201387)
Rumors not to blame for Cliff Lee’s shakiness Sunday


And we know this, how?

The person who is the object of said rumors and has to be concerned about moving teams, cities, etc says it is not on his mind. Oh.

I'd prefer a headline that said, "Lee says he is not concerned about rumors..."

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