Cliff Lee Reportedly Agrees To Contract With the Phillies

Ezra AmacherContributor IIIDecember 14, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the New York Yankees in Game Five of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 2, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 8-6.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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What a difference a few hours makes. The idea of Cliff Lee signing with Philadelphia was not even being tossed around just a little while ago but it now appears to be the truth.

That means that the Phillies will have a pitching rotation that features three of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. The staff will no doubt be unmatched by anyone in the National League and the Phillies seem to have a clear cut path to the Playoffs if Lee, Roy Halladay, and Roy Oswalt all stay on the team through September.

The most recent reports say that Lee is working on a five-year, $100 million deal with the option for a sixth year.

More information on this monumental story will be coming out soon.