Tuesday, February 19, 2008
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Indians starter Cliff Lee is available. Lee went 5-8 with a 6.29 ERA in 20 games last season, but is 54-36 with a 4.64 ERA in his career. He has one eighteen win season, and could benefit from a switch to the NL. The Reds are interested if the Blanton deal falls through, but I think they are going to push for Blanton until the very end of Spring Training. We could see Lee in a Jason Bay trade, but I think the Indians will hold onto him so he can build up his value again, then trade him.