Cliff Lee Archive

BE QUICK BUT DON’T HURRY

An injury to a starting pitcher, depth, a team’s unexpected first-half success begs the question, “Are we buyers or sellers?” as the trade deadline looms. They’re questions and challenges every playoff contending team will face to some degree. They are part …

THREE WEEKS IN JULY

One of the wonderful things about a baseball season is its unpredictability, and in 2012, the first half of the season has been about as predictable as one of R.A. Dickey’s dancing knuckleballs. No one expected — or could have …

CLIFF LEE’S TWILIGHT ZONE

Take every reasonable assumption from the last six months, pack them up in a box and throw them off the Space Needle. Sound extreme? Live a day, a week, this season in Cliff Lee’s spikes before you answer that question. …