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Lee's addition wasn't a lock for Phillies

After shunning New York, Cliff Lee didn't deliver a title many thought was a sure thing

Updated: October 9, 2011, 10:32 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

Take solace, New York Yankees fans.

At least your team wasn't knocked out of the postseason early with Cliff Lee on the roster.

That's what happened to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night, losing a fifth and deciding game in a National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals at home.

And while Lee, the big free-agent prize this past offseason, wasn't on the mound in the big game, his addition wasn't the lock most thought it was going to be after he signed on. ...

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