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MLB Trade Speculation: 5 Teams Who'd Sell the Farm for Phillies' Cliff Lee
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One of the most intriguing plot lines developing as we approach the MLB trade deadline is what team is willing to go "all-in" to acquire the services of Philadelphia Phillies lefty ace Cliff Lee.

Lee (0-4), who has not won a game yet this season is still considered by many an attractive commodity and would undoubtedly net the Phillies a significant amount of value in return. There also seem to be a handful of teams who could afford and be allowed to bid for his services. 

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Postthere is list of nine teams who Lee would consider waving his no-trade clause. A likely suitor would retain control the 33-year-old lefty for another three seasons at $25 million a year—with an $27.5 million option or $12.5 million buyout for 2016. 

Quite an investment indeed but his Cy Young and postseason pedigree may be enough impetus for a contender to pull a trigger. Here are five teams who may be willing to just do that.

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