All i can say is WOW
it's a great time to be a Philadelphia
Sport's fan. Almost a year today, the Phillies traded Cliff Lee to Seattle
because they felt he would go after every dime on the open market as a free agent.
At the time, Cliff was devastated
. He expressed this in every interview he gave. Not sure what it is about Philadelphia, that made such an impact on Cliff, for him to leave 50 million dollars, to return
The Phillies' fans had mutual feelings, they were outraged at the move
. Ruben Amaro Jr, Phillies GM, took a lot of heat for the move. But i got to give him credit, he realized it was a mistake, and listened to his fan base. Went out, corrected his mistake not once, but twice. First during the season by acquiring Roy Oswalt
mid season to bolster their lineup in preparation for their playoff run, and now resigning Cliff Lee
. Props to him and the Phillies. Rarely do you see a winning organization spend money and acquire top free agents. Now if the Eagles would do the same!
Here's a great article that does a better job at explaining this shocker: