Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Are The Red Sox 'Favorties' To Land Cliff Lee?

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A number of recent reports—some more credible than others—are suggesting that despite denials from both sides, the Red Sox and Phillies are prepping a deal that would send Cliff Lee to Boston. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News claims that "informed speculation" by a "well-connected" source says that—despite the high asking price (read: Xander Bogaerts)—the Carmine Hose are the favorites to land Lee. We would be shocked if the prospect-hoarding Ben Cherington gives up his no-miss #1 guy. However, other voices (most notably FOX's Ken Rosenthal) say it would be worth parting with Bogaerts to get Lee. It should be an interesting 24 hours or so.