Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee was masterful in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Is it possible he could be just as dominant pitching for the Red Sox in the near future?
It's certainly a possibility. But there's also the chance that Lee could be moved elsewhere as well. The Red Sox would be an intriguing option. Dan Duquette Jr. approached that question on NESN.com.
Lee stymied the Sox, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out eight batters in eight innings to earn his sixth win of the season. The outing dropped his ERA to 2.34.
Last year, the Phillies moved players at the deadline and could well do the same if in a similar position this season. With the remaining dollars left on Lee's contract, he would obviously free up payroll for Philadelphia and give general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. more flexibility for the future.
If the Phillies are so inclined to be sellers at the trade deadline, here are five teams who would definitely have interest in Cliff Lee's services.