Cliff Lee is one of the bigger stories coming out of the baseball winter meetings. The word is that he wants a ton of cash as well as the security of a lengthy contract. 

The cash is one thing. Teams have shown they don’t mind throwing money at the problem, just as long as they can guarantee that their prized athlete is at or near their top of their game for the duration of the contract.

The latest word is the the Nationals are prepared to offer the pitcher the seven year contract he craves at $20-25 million a year. Can the left handed hurler be considered a value at such a lengthy and expensive contract? Let’s take a look. 

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