I could not believe it when I saw it on ESPN this morning. Cliff Lee has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. He has agreed to to a five-year, $120 million contract with the Phillies. The Rangers and Yankees offered him more money but sources say that he and his wife really loved it in Philadelphia when he was there the short time he was. The Phillies have put themselves right back in the World Series hunt again with this signing. Look at their rotation now, it includes:
When you have Joe Blanton as your fifth starter, you know you have a great rotation. They also added Jose Contreras who is now in the bullpen. The only thing they have to do now is get a good right fielder and they will be unstoppable. I am just shocked that the Phillies got him again. The Rangers and Yankees have to absolutely be beside themselves right now. This definitely the biggest signing this winter. Stay tuned for more because this changes everything that the American League teams are going to do. I am just going to end with saying, WOW!!!