Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Can Lee regain Phillies magic




This is the back page of the Philly Daily News today in Philadelphia, Cliff Lee is a rock, and he's served the Phillies well most of the time. Last year though in 211 IP and 30 games started for the Phillies he turned in a 6-9 record, hardly the stuff we have become accustomed to see from Mr. Lee.

Lee also didn't have a complete game at all last year, after having 6 CG in the 2011 season for the Phillies, he seemed to just not have the same pitching edge that he enjoyed in 2009 when he had 3 CG in only 12 starts for the Phillies.

Cliff Lee earned $21,500,000 last year from the Phillies and his pay is due to rise to $25M this year, this is a lot of money to make as a pitcher, and the fans are going to expect him to rise to the occasion this year. Lee did have a lot of bad luck last year, Phillies batters just didn't score runs when he was on the mound.

Here's some of Lee's career stats:

Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SHO IP
2002 23 CLE 0 1 .000 1.74 2 2 0 0 10.1
2003 24 CLE 3 3 .500 3.61 9 9 0 0 52.1
2004 25 CLE 14 8 .636 5.43 33 33 0 0 179.0
2005 26 CLE 18 5 .783 3.79 32 32 1 0 202.0
2006 27 CLE 14 11 .560 4.40 33 33 1 0 200.2
2007 28 CLE 5 8 .385 6.29 20 16 1 0 97.1
2008 29 CLE 22 3 .880 2.54 31 31 4 2 223.1
2009 30 TOT 14 13 .519 3.22 34 34 6 2 231.2
2009 30 CLE 7 9 .438 3.14 22 22 3 1 152.0
2009 30 PHI 7 4 .636 3.39 12 12 3 1 79.2
2010 31 TOT 12 9 .571 3.18 28 28 7 1 212.1
2010 31 SEA 8 3 .727 2.34 13 13 5 1 103.2
2010 31 TEX 4 6 .400 3.98 15 15 2 0 108.2
2011 32 PHI 17 8 .680 2.40 32 32 6 6 232.2
2012 33 PHI 6 9 .400 3.16 30 30 0 0 211.0
11 Yrs 125 78 .616 3.59 284 280 26 11 1852.2
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .616 3.59 34 34 3 1 223
CLE (8 yrs) 83 48 .634 4.01 182 178 10 3 1117.0
PHI (3 yrs) 30 21 .588 2.85 74 74 9 7 523.1
TEX (1 yr) 4 6 .400 3.98 15 15 2 0 108.2
SEA (1 yr) 8 3 .727 2.34 13 13 5 1 103.2
AL (9 yrs) 95 57 .625 3.88 210 206 17 4 1329.1
NL (3 yrs) 30 21 .588 2.85 74 74 9 7 523.1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2013.

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