One bad year didn't shake Lee's confidence

Originally Published: August 20, 2008
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- On a hot day several years ago, Cliff Lee knew he could make it to the major leagues. It was his first spring training with the Montreal Expos, and as Lee watched Carl Pavano throw a bullpen session, his always rock-solid confidence began to soar.

"I'm sitting there watching him, and I'm thinking: This is a major league pitcher, I know I can do this," said Lee, who had admired Pavano from afar. "Not to downgrade him, but once I saw him live and in person doing what he was ...

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