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Lee should improve in Philly; Tribe get younger

Updated: July 29, 2009, 4:24 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Cliff Lee is the No. 30 starting pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater, but don't blame him for failing to live up to what fantasy owners had hoped for, based on his draft-day spot. Lee is having a better season than many of the pitchers ranked ahead of him, but thanks to low run support and a nightmare of a bullpen, Lee has a record of 7-9. No, he wasn't putting up the same numbers he did in his Cy Young season of 2008, when he went 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA, but Lee is still pretty good. Good enough to ...

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