Cliff Lee - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Cliff Lee

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby Millhouse » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:21 am

Another Blown Save wrote:He's pulling a Clemens on us.


Fixed. ;)
Millhouse
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1077
(Past Year: 167)
Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby brock middlebrook » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:53 am

Looking at gameday it looks like he getting guys out by throwing mostly 91 MPH fastballs with a 3-5 inch break
brock middlebrook
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 436
Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby J35J » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:01 am

brock middlebrook wrote:Looking at gameday it looks like he getting guys out by throwing mostly 91 MPH fastballs with a 3-5 inch break


Tell me about it....last nights game was more to do about how awful KCs offense is then how good Lee pitched. Lee threw about 85% fastballs last night that ranged from 90-93 and we couldn't do a single thing about it! I'd sell high as fast as I could if I owned Lee....he's got avg stuff whose going on a nice streak....see what you can get for him!
J35J
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 10464
(Past Year: 620)
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby JoshExley » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:51 am

Honestly, I could care less WHO he has faced. 4 starts and NO ONE is hitting him. Call OAK, MIN, and KC what you will, but these are still major leaguers and if Lee is mediocre, they should be making contact. No one is.

I think he really did sell his soul...

He was 4th in CY voting in 2005. He's a headcase, but he's hungry.
Now, I don't expect the guy to keep it up, but like McLouth - who I still don't buy into- let's give him some love.
JoshExley
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 608
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Macon, GA

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:34 am

The thing with pitchers is that so many have had a fluky good season. He is showing an excellent K rate thus far with a strong command: combination that will help maintain excellent overall numbers. Plus he faced a very patient OAK team back to back games and they did very little against him.

Obviously he won't maintain his current pace but he did post great numbers in 05 and he is coming off a disaster season so he definitely has the desire thing going.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby Russell James » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:54 am

Lee has always had great stuff. Like some already mentioned he had a great 05 season and then proceeded to have 2 disappointing season, one due to injury. Last year he was angry when he was sent down to Buffalo, but it looks as if he is returning to his old form.

Then again he could be this years Capuano.
Russell James
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 352
Joined: 6 Mar 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Cliff Lee

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:01 am

He'll be facing some tough offenses soon enough so we'll get a real taste, but he looked really, really good last night. His fastball won't blow batters away but it had great movement and he was moving it all around the strikezone at will. I'd take that over a guy throwing 96 without movement any day.

It seems the skepticism is too high to get high enough value back in trade, so I guess Lee owners can just enjoy the ride. And if he gets dropped after his first bad outing (which he will), I would probably snatch him up.
"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others."
— Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
duckbillgates
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1216
Joined: 1 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: under a dead Ohio sky

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: skjelstrom, stomperrob and 14 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Apr. 19
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Chi Cubs at Chi Cubs
(1:05 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(1:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Cincinnati
(1:08 pm)
Houston at Oakland
(1:35 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(2:10 pm)
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
(2:20 pm)
indoors
Seattle at Miami
(4:05 pm)
indoors
NY Mets at NY Mets
(7:05 pm)
Atlanta at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Philadelphia at Colorado
(7:10 pm)
Chi White Sox at Texas
(7:10 pm)
LA Dodgers at LA Dodgers
(8:05 pm)
Arizona at Arizona
(8:10 pm)
San Diego at San Diego
(8:10 pm)
San Francisco at San Francisco
(8:40 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact