Philly could regret keeping Cliff Lee
December, 26, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Howard Smith/USA TODAY SportsThe Phillies might have missed their only chance to dump Ryan Howard's enormous contract.Today in the Philadelphia Daily News, Ryan Lawrence takes stock of Ruben Amaro's offseason moves.
The Philadelphia Phillies are kind of in an odd place on the baseball landscape right now. It would've been a mistake for Amaro to throw some pricey older free agents onto a roster that's already older and too expensive. But at the same time, Philadelphia has too many good players -- Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, in particular -- to completely retreat.