During this time of the season, when players have to pass through waivers before they can be traded, people often look at players with big contracts and think someone may take a chance on that guy. Invariably, it doesn’t happen. The one exception this season may be Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee, who has $95 million remaining on his deal but may get a big-market, contending team to bite.
On Friday, he was claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are the new Yankees. But the likelihood of the Phillies and Dodgers working out a deal seemed unlikely.