Analyzing the Mariners’ Acquisition Of Cliff Lee

Posted: 15th December 2009 by Griffin Cooper in MLB
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For the Mariners, this trade is, to sum it up in one word, awesome. Not only are they significantly improving their chances of being a serious contender in 2010, but they're doing it without giving up all that much of the future. As of right now, it appears that the Mariners will be sending Phillippe Aumont, JC Ramirez, and Tyson Gillies to the Phillies, in exchange for Cliff Lee. Yes, Aumont has good stuff, but heÆs a relief prospect, and thereÆs only so much value a relief prospect can have. JC Ramirez is a nice pitching prospect, but heÆs far from a sure thing, and I prefer Pineda anyway. As for GilliesùheÆs very fast, which is nice, but thereÆs a pretty good chance heÆll never be much more than a fourth outfielder. The ...

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