The hot stove is on FIRE!!! The champagne hasnÆt dried yet in the Yankee locker room and we have already seen Mark Teahen and JJ Hardy get traded and the Angels re-sign Bobby Abreu. This afternoon, we got some more hot stove news as two of the premier pitchers in baseball had their options picked up. One move was a no-brainer and the other move I was a little surprised by. First, the no-brainer. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com , the Philadelphia Phillies have picked up Cliff LeeÆs 2010 option for $9 million. Was there any doubt the Phillies would pick up his option? Lee has established himself as one of the top pitchers in baseball over the last two seasons. The 31-year-old lefty had his national coming-out party in the 2009 postseason by going 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five star ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio