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Phillies Win Cliff Lee Sweepstakes

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Many Yankees fans were in shock Tuesday morning when they found out they lost the Cliff Lee Sweepstakes. They were even more in shock when they found out the Rangers didn’t win either. The Philadelphia Phillies came from behind to clinch Lee, adding power to their rotation. As of now, the Phillies have Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. The Yankees only have CC Sabathia, A.J Burnett and Phil Hughes, which means the Yankees have to ask Pettite for his return for one last season.

 

After Plan A and Plan B flew out the window, Cashman revealed another Plan “B”: Patience. Many reasons were speculated as to why Cliff Lee decided to join the Phillies in the first place. Lee answered that he enjoyed his time there and was heartbroken when he was traded to the Mariners during the 2009 off-season. Cashman is known for keeping negotiations out in the open. An example would be dealing with “dirty laundry” when he attempted to resign Derek Jeter. The speculation of his contract was made known to the whole world, even non-baseball fans knew Cashman’s tricks. After the contract was discussed and inked, Jeter revealed he was angry of how his contract negotations went. Maybe one reason that Lee didn’t sign to New York was that he was afraid the same thing would happen to him after his contract expired.

 

Even though Cliff Lee had disappointed many baseball fans, he still did right by his family, making sure that he chose a place where they would be comfertable. Even though Cliff Lee took a lower amount from the Phillies; 5 years, 120 Million, he was a smart man for making the decision the way he did. Cliff Lee is one smart man, and this just proves that not all the money in the world can buy him.

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World Series Trophy: Who Will Get It?

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After hearing about the World Series trophy being on display in New York, I decided to grab my trusty camera and take some pictures of it. Of course the trophy looks marvelous, but there is one question on every person’s mind? Where will the trophy go? the trophy has one of four places so far where it can go. It can go to the Ballpark in Arlington where the Texas Rangers play, it can go to Giant Stadium where the San Fransisco Giants play, it can go to Citizens Bank Park where the Philadelphia Phillies play, and last but not least it can go to Yankee Stadium where the New York Yankees play. With the World Series staring on Wednesday on FOX, only 2 teams can battle it out. The Rangers and the Giants may have the lead now, but the Yankees are known to bounce right back in the series and tie it, and also be able to get Andy Pettite on the mound on Saturday if all goes well. The Phillies have proven that they can bounce back as well, seeing that yesterday’s game with the Giants Roy Halladay pitched a winning game even after he had a small pulled groin which he obtained in the second inning. Texas’s defense had been a little sloppy against the Yankees, on Wednesday since they let Jorge Posada score on an error made by Ranger Jeff Francouer.

So to answer the question most fans have. We don’t know where the trophy goes, but knowing the Yankees that they can bounce back, the trophy just might stay in New York City. What do you guys think? Post your guesses in the comment box below.