Phillies place Cliff Lee on waivers
Lee, who is not having a good year but is by no means toast as many have speculated, was placed on waivers Thursday.
Photo Caption: A team with post-season aspirations could use some base-stealing help post trade deadline.
Yes, it sounds bad. In most sports that means they cut your ass. In this case, it’s a move that the Phillies would be irresponsible not to make. If he clears waivers and no one puts in a claim, he’s available for a post-trade deadline trade to another club. If someone does put in a claim, they could work out a trade with the Phillies or the Phils could pull him off of waivers.
Or, the Phillies could do nothing if someone put in a claim and that team would get Lee, bloated contract and all. I don’t necessarily see that happening.