Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Minnesota Twins Interested in Seattle Mariner's Cliff Lee
It has been reported over the past few weeks that the Minnesota Twins have been interested in Seattle Pitcher Cliff Lee. Lee has been one of the best pitchers in the MLB over the last few seasons, winning a Cy Young Award in 2008 with the Cleveland Indians. After losing 3 of 4 to the Tampa Bay Rays and pitchers Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, and Kevin Slowey having inconsistent starts, the talks have reportedly intensified. The Twins have prospect Wilson Ramos, a coveted catcher who the Mariners could use. If a deal occurs, it will most likely involve Wilson Ramos and at least another solid prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization. Lee would provide the Twins with a true ace and a pitcher who does not pitch for contact. He has 4 complete games in his last 6 starts with a 8-3 record and 2.34 ERA. The Twins will have to decide if they feel Lee is worth being a 3 to 4 month player that could elevate them to the next level for giving up at least 2 quality prospects. If the Twins acquire Lee, it would be hard to resign him since the Twins have invested All-Star money into Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau.