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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby heyeaglefn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:27 pm

Pick up Chris Davis?

An official of an uninvolved team tells Ed Price of AOL FanHouse that the Rangers are now willing to include Justin Smoak in a trade for Lee (Twitter link)
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:04 pm

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Joelsherman1 wrote:i have learned deal done with #Rangers, Smoak and 3 others for Lee and reliever Mark Lowe #Rangers, #Mariners
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Didn't really like it for the Yankees and especially don't like it for Texas. Smoak for half a season of Lee, considering he's not re-signing with them in the offseason? No thanks.

And I'm with Tav on Jack Z. He was lauded in the offseason but the results just aren't there. I'm sure he's a fine GM but I need to see a little more to be convinced he's the genius everyone claims.
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:31 pm

nsulham wrote:Didn't really like it for the Yankees and especially don't like it for Texas. Smoak for half a season of Lee, considering he's not re-signing with them in the offseason? No thanks.

And I'm with Tav on Jack Z. He was lauded in the offseason but the results just aren't there. I'm sure he's a fine GM but I need to see a little more to be convinced he's the genius everyone claims.


So stoked about getting Smoak.

And you should never ever judge a front office or a manager based on results. Judge the process, not the results.
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Maris09 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:34 pm

nsulham wrote:Didn't really like it for the Yankees and especially don't like it for Texas. Smoak for half a season of Lee, considering he's not re-signing with them in the offseason? No thanks.

I actually think it makes more sense for the Rangers.
With that orgainization up in the air, they need to take advantage of this opportunity to try and win it. It's the best team they've have in forever, they have great hitting, a good bullpen, and all they really needed was a front line starter.


The addition of a staff ace and decent bullpen arm in Lowe [edit: Lowe on the DL, might be out for year] makes them a very real contender. And for at least this year, the difference between Smoak and Davis isn't really anything at all.

Cliff Lee
Colby Lewis
CJ Wilson
Tommy Hunter
Harden/Feldman -(with one to the bullpen)

Pretty good staff now.
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby DaSh 1s » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:34 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:
nsulham wrote:Didn't really like it for the Yankees and especially don't like it for Texas. Smoak for half a season of Lee, considering he's not re-signing with them in the offseason? No thanks.

And I'm with Tav on Jack Z. He was lauded in the offseason but the results just aren't there. I'm sure he's a fine GM but I need to see a little more to be convinced he's the genius everyone claims.


So stoked about getting Smoak.

And you should never ever judge a front office or a manager based on results. Judge the process, not the results.

Who would you have prefered? Montero or Smoak?
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:37 pm

Maris09 wrote:decent bullpen arm in Lowe


Think I read Lowe is likely out for this year :-?
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Padsin05 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:40 pm

I added a speculative Chris Davis, hes been mashing AAA, I had a spot held by Nava so meh
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Padsin05 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:41 pm

I added a speculative Chris Davis, hes been mashing AAA, I had a spot held by Nava so meh

Beaven P, Smoak, Lawson 2b/of, Lueke P
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Re: Cliff Lee on the verge of becoming a Yankee

Postby Maris09 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:41 pm

nsulham wrote:
Maris09 wrote:decent bullpen arm in Lowe


Think I read Lowe is likely out for this year :-?

Oh, didn't see that.
Either way he's not really an important part of the deal. Their bullpen is already pretty good, and with the addition of Lee it will allow them to move someone like Harden or Feldman into the pen as well.


Rotoworld has Lowe trying to return in Sept, but who knows:
Mark Lowe-R-Mariners Jul. 9 - 6:21 pm et

Reliever Mark Lowe was traded from Seattle to Texas along with Cliff Lee on Thursday.

The Rangers are taking a chance on Lowe even though he might miss the rest of the season following back surgery. He’s currently hoping to return in September. The talented but oft-injured right-hander had a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings before getting hurt. He had a 3.26 ERA in 80 innings last season.
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