Cliff Lee spurned bigger offers from the Yankees and Rangers and agreed to a five-year, guaranteed $120 million contract with the Phillies late Monday, sources said.
The ace-starved, playoff-hungry Rangers -- a franchise in mid-bankruptcy -- pulled off a stunning deal Friday, acquiring the biggest prize of the non-waiver trade season, left-hander Cliff Lee.
What will the Mariners do with Cliff Lee? While Seattle weighs its options, insiders believe the left-hander will be dealt before the trade deadline.
While the Blue Jays and Phillies continue to haggle over prospects, Starting 9 revisits some trades involving highly touted minor leaguers who became major league busts.
Javier Vazquez and Doug Davis are among the starters with .500 or losing records who've been better than the W's and L's would suggest.
Last season Cliff Lee was demoted, Scott Olsen was arrested and Milton Bradley tore his ACL. But now they're among the top comeback stories of 2008.