Mets: It'll be tough to beat 4 aces

Citi Field's holiday party included an uninvited guest: Cliff Lee, as the Grinch

Updated: December 15, 2010, 7:43 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets manager Terry Collins plans to bring up the rival Philadelphia Phillies' addition of left-hander Cliff Lee on Day 1 of the new skipper's spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in February.

"They got our attention," Collins said Tuesday, at the Mets' annual holiday party for New York City schoolchildren at Citi Field. "It's not like they didn't have it before, for sure. We've got some preparation ahead."

Several Mets expressed surprise at the Phillies' under-the-radar ...

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