Re: IF the Phillies make Cliff Lee available, what would be the cost to land him?
posted at 7/3/2013 10:58 PM EDT
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Lester & Middlebrooks for Lee & Young, and Phillies pick up Young's salary to keep us from going over.
1-Once you have Lee, you don't care about Lester.
2-WMB may not live up to expectations, and if he does, he might to have to switch positions.
3-We really should have 3B covered with Bogaerts and Cecchini, so even if WMB fulfills his potential, the downside isn't bad.
4-Lee is expensive, but assuming we see JBJ, Iggy, and Boegarts next year, we won't have a unmanageable payroll.
The Rangers already are paying $10 million of the $16 million owed on the final year of Michael Young's contract, but the scuffling Jon Lester and Will Middlebrooks might not be all that attractive to the Phillies.
No "source" for you, Hill, but Middlebrooks would be VERY attractive to the Phillies Front Office. He is one heck of a lot more regarded as a kid with a good attitude and "once a decade" power hitter than he is on this board...