Seattle Mariners Acquire Cliff Lee in Blockbuster Deal

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Jack Daniels in MLB
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The Seattle Mariners are part of a three team deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies that will send Roy Halladay to the Phillies, and net the Mariners All Star and Cy Young award winning pitcher Cliff Lee. After losing out on All Star CF Curtis Granderson in the one blockbuster trade completed at the Winter Meetings between the Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks, Jack Zdureincik smartly held off of the Tigers ridiculously high asking price of P Phillipe Aumont, P Brandon Morrow, and P Shawn Kelley, to start negotiations for Granderson. Instead he is essentially making the same trade, but is netting arguably the best left handed starting pitcher in the game to pair with arguably the games most valuable starting pitcher, Felix Hernandez. This deal is going to end up as th ...

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