July 10, 2010

Cliff Lee Dealt to Texas

After weeks of rumors, Cliff Lee ended up where few thought he would.

Texas.

Not in New York with the Yankees or Mets. Not in Chicago with the White Sox. Not even in Minnesota with the Twins.

Texas.

Obviously happy about the news was Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson who immediately tweeted the news to his 18,000-plus followers.

Merry christmas rangers fans! we won the Cliff Lee sweepstakes narrowly beating the Miami Heat.

The Rangers also obtained pitcher Mark Lowe (who is out for the season with back surgery) and cash from the Mariners and gave up first baseman Justin Smoak, infielder Matthew Lawson and pitchers Blake Beavan and Josh Lueke.

After nearly seven years of relative obscurity in the Cleveland organization, the lefty broke out big time in 2008, going 22-3, posting a 2.54 ERA and bringing home the American League Cy Young Award.

This season with Seattle, the All-Star was 8-3 with an American League leading 2.34 ERA.

Now with his fourth team in less than 12 months, the question isn't how he'll do in his third different timezone since last July, it's...where will he be playing next year.

The 31 year-old will be a free agent following this season.



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