Cliff Lee rejoined the Braves division rival Monday night after signing a five-year deal reportedly worth around $120 million. Lee, who was electric this postseason for the American League champion Texas Rangers, turned down an offer from the Yankees to make a return trip the National League East.
Lee joins a pitching staff that includes Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, or as we’re calling it “Super Friends.” The role of Aquaman will be played by Joe Blanton as he’s basically now useless.
If you were impressed with the haul of superstars the Miami Heat were able to corral in the offseason, consider this even greater. Only Chris Paul also landing in South Beach could compare. That’s the magnitude of what the Phillies have been able to put together.
Will it work? Likely, unless one of the aces goes through Tommy John surgery. That's always a danger. What does it mean for the Braves? Unless Tim Lincecum and C.C. Sabathia are waiting outside Turner Field to join Tim Hudson, an NL Wild Card is the only acceptable expectation for this team.
Cheers to mediocrity. Braves general manager Frank Wren isn’t the type to callously wave around his checkbook, so you’ll have to be patient and wait for the Braves answer on the field instead of off of it. That should come April 8 in the home opener. Tune in then for your first viewing of the new-look Phillies, and your first chance to see if the Braves can even compete.
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