Phillies still undecided on signing Cliff Lee

11/5/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

As of last night before Game 6, Ruben Amaro said the Phillies had not yet made a decision on picking up Cliff Lee's $9M club option for 2010:

"Clearly, it's on our minds, but we haven't made a decision if we will yet. Naturally, you have to think about it, but we're more focused on him pitching in this series."

Now that the game and the series are over, I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say that there is a 100% chance that Cliff Lee will be pitching for the Phillies next year. Whether Amaro picks up the option, or decides to offer him a lucrative extension beyond next year, there's no way he'll just let him walk right now.

Amaro has made many excellent moves during his time with the Phillies, and this will be another one, when it eventually happens.
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