Phillies and Cliff Lee
So I'm reading reports of rumors on Amaro possibly trying to re-acquire Cliff Lee.
Personally, I didn't understand Amaro's thinking on trading Lee to begin with. He could have kept Lee AND had Halladay! I don't think Phils got much in trading away Lee which baffled (almost angered me and I'm not even a fan) me even more.
Lee had an option for $8M base and that's pennies for an Ace! Money Amaro dumped in the off-season could have been used to pay Lee: $1M on Brian Schneider, $1.3M on Ross Gload, $2.5M on Danys Baez could . I'm sure Amaro could have used his Farm system to get the type of production that Schneider, Gload and Baez are providing him...and for pennies.
And that's my 2 cents ....
"After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio