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Analyzing The Mariners’ Acquisition Of Cliff Lee

Published by on December 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

For the Mariners, this trade is, to sum it up in one word, awesome. Not only are they significantly improving their chances of being a serious contender in 2010, but they're doing it without giving up all that much of the future.

As of right now, it appears that the Mariners will be sending Phillippe Aumont, JC Ramirez, and Tyson Gillies to the Phillies, in exchange for Cliff Lee.

Yes, Aumont has good stuff, but he’s a relief prospect, and there’s only so much value a relief prospect can have. JC Ramirez is a nice pitching prospect, but he’s far from a sure thing, and I prefer Pineda anyway. As for Gillies—he’s very fast, which is nice, but there’s a pretty good chance heâ...

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