What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Why do y'all think Cliff Lee included the Rangers on his No Trade list? Is this just normal contract language?
From what I understand, he put most deadline buyers on the list. My guess is he left off Miami, Houston and other teams like that off of his list because he knows they won't trade for him anyway, giving him ALL of the leverage ... that is, unless one of those teams actually wanted to trade for him.
^^ that's my understanding, too. What people forget is he almost signed with Texas for a more lucurative deal than the one he actually accepted in Philly. This clause gives him the ability to choose which team he is traded to, rather than the quandry he was put in in 2010.
Cliff doesn't want to be in Arlington--get it!
NO--we haven't forgotten that he "almost" signed a more lucrative deal with Texas than the one he chose with Philadelphia.He went there for his best chance of winning . We remember.Greatest pitching staff ever assembled!
It would be interesting to know what nine teams are NOT on the no trade list if Lee's goal is to have an effective no-trade clause to any team that might be interested.
Miami, Houston, Oakland, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh I think are obvious choices because there's no way that they'd be interested.
After that, some combination of four of Kansas City, NY Mets, Cleveland, San Diego, Colorado, Minnesota and Seattle would probably be pretty safe.
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