According to a report from CBS, the Dodgers claimed Lee off of Waivers on Saturday. However, according to Jayson Stark, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says "he isn't going anywhere."
This may sound good to Phillies fans, but it’s terrible for the long term.
A Lee trade would've allowed Philadelphia to shed the $95 million remaining on his contract, while also restocking the farm system.
Even if the Dodgers declined to trade for the lefty, just letting him go would've allowed the team some much needed financial flexibility—the Phillies have the second highest payroll in MLB.
With the recent re-signing of Cole Hamels, Philadelphia now has four players making over $20 million a season—an outrageous total considering that the Phillies sit 13.5 games ...
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