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08-02-2012, 05:44 PM
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We do realize how much money Cliff Lee is owed and how he's not worth anything approaching that at this point, right?

The guy is owed $25 million each of the next three seasons and then a $27.5 million option in 2016 (when he'll be 37) that carries a $12.5 million buyout...but the year can become triggered by reaching any one of a series of innings pitched milestones.


That's unrealistic. Even if our owner wasn't a crook and had the Pirates sitting at a ~$90 million payroll, that's still be 30% of the payroll tied up in a pitcher on the downturn.

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Yeah, very, very unrealistic for us getting Lee.

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If we did and traded for him we would have to send salary back. Hammer+

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Yes, an arbitration eligible closer making $4.1 million this year will make a huge dent in a $100+ million contract.

There is no circumstance where trading for Cliff Lee makes any sense. Hell, Hammer has a lot more trade value than Lee does right now simply because he's not attached to an albatross contract. This would be like signing Hal Gill to a 35+ $13 million a year deal for four years because we want a defensive defenseman today.


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Yes, an arbitration eligible closer making $4.1 million this year will make a huge dent in a $100+ million contract.

There is no circumstance where trading for Cliff Lee makes any sense. Hell, Hammer has a lot more trade value than Lee does right now simply because he's not attached to an albatross contract.
Hey hey now. Don't kill the dream.

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To step back to the Hunter Pence no-deal...the only thing that disappoints me about not getting Pence is that I won't get a chance to use my thread title I had saved for him.

The Pirates of Pence-ance.


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