What is lost in all of this is the Phillies and their B.S. comment on how they do not sign guys to more than 3 years. They signed the GREATEST pitcher in baseball to a 3 year deal and would not budge with him. Are they kidding? Now they sign a guy who cannot hold the jockstrap of one Mr. Halladay and give him 5 years. The Phillies better add 3 years to Roy's contract ASAP. If I were Roy, I would be quite upset. We listened to all that crap about 3 years and they go and sign Cliff to a 5 year GUARANTEED deal. Makes no sense. And then to offer Lee $27.5 million for a 6th year to boot. Just to rub salt in the wounds. I am tired of hearing about how the Yankees throw around money. The Phillies are just as guilty, and right now, more so.
I hope the Phillies do the right thing and up the contract of Roy Halladay right now.
Listen, in the end, the Yankees blew it too. They should have given Lee a 48 hour, take it or leave it, window. He used the Yankees' offer as leverage and the Yankees got burned. But they deserved it.
Time will tell if this deal with work out or not....but for now....I am saying the Phillies made a big mistake here...and the fans in Philly will pay for it....literally...in the form of skyrocketing ticket prices.