The best pitcher on the waiver wire is Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, and several teams could use his services as the season winds down.
The Phillies sold several key pieces at the trade deadline including Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, but Lee was the one big name that Philadelphia decided to keep for the time being. The Phillies put Lee on waivers and will now see if he is claimed or clears so that they can work out a deal for him, tweets Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan.
Source: Phillies have placed Cliff Lee on waivers. Executives expect him to clear Friday afternoon, be eligible for trade.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 2, 2012
Several teams tried to trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter, but due to a weak market many came up short. The playoff race is still as unclear as ever and teams could improve their chances at the postseason by adding Lee to their starting rotation.
Here are five teams that should make a claim on Lee.