Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cliff Lee's name will be said by more agents than you can imagine this winter

Cliff Lee won a landslide victory over Roy Halladay for the Cy Young Award.

It's a great story... the guy was a solid pitcher who was so bad in 2007 that he was sent back to the minors.
He missed out of the Indians ALCS run last year and was barely given a mention from people picking Cleveland in 2008.

And out he came with a 22-3 record and a 2.54 ERA and walks home with some hardware.
(Seriously, if you had told me that Cliff Lee was going to be the Cy Young Award Winner, I would have assumed the Indians won the Division by 21 games, not have to struggle to a .500 record.)

Well that's the good news for Cliff.

The bad news is there are a lot of pitchers coming off of bad seasons... and their agents are going to be singing Cliff Lee's story to every team.

"Why should we sign Glendon Rusch to a 3 year, $27 million conract?"
"He's the next Cliff Lee!"

And chances are there will be a few clubs stupid enough to sign the Kris Bensons, Mike Hamptons and Carl Pavanos of the world thinking they have the next Cliff Lee on their hands.

What I am saying is... Kris, Mike, and Carl...


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:08 PM

    A great pitcher to be in this select group.