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07:06 AM ET 06.05 | Wondering where the Philadelphia Phillies could send lefty Cliff Lee? [Lee] has stocked his 20-team no-trade provision with contending clubs -- a wise move, considering that gives him the best chance to negotiate benefits in return for waiving those rights. But there is one notable exception on the list: the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are one of the nine teams that can acquire Lee without his permission, major league sources told FOX Sports. Lee, 34, apparently left the Cardinals off his list for two reasons: He figured they would be unlikely to trade for him because they have an excellent rotation and good pitching depth in the farm system, and he's also said to be intrigued by the idea of playing for the Cardinals.

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June 5, 2013  07:16 AM ET

Hey Cliffy--- philly has never made a smart decision--- ask Ryne Sandberg why they sent him packing as a rookie--- said he couldn't play baseball=--- Nothing but "brain power" in the Toilet of Philly.... Land of the LOSERS...

June 5, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Like he would WANT? to block that kind of a trade?

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June 5, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Like he would WANT? to block that kind of a trade?

Exactly my thought when I read the headline, Lou.

June 5, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Isn't Lee from Arkansas? This would make some sense.But, the Cardinals are too smart to give up a lot for Lee, and they certainly wouldn't take on all of his salary. Thus, they are probably not in the picture.

Agree. The Cards aren't going to hand over a bunch of top prospects, especially if they think Carp can come back and join the rotation before the end of the year.

June 5, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Honestly, I see the Texas Rangers in the picture.Mike Olt and a Nick Tepesch for Lee?

Phillies would take that in a flash

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June 5, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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Hey Cliffy--- philly has never made a smart decision--- ask Ryne Sandberg why they sent him packing as a rookie--- said he couldn't play baseball=--- Nothing but "brain power" in the Toilet of Philly.... Land of the LOSERS...

Phillies sending Rick Wise to (of all places) St. Louis for...ahem.....Steve Carlton worked out pretty good. Bam!

June 5, 2013  01:32 PM ET
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Hey Cliffy--- philly has never made a smart decision--- ask Ryne Sandberg why they sent him packing as a rookie--- said he couldn't play baseball=--- Nothing but "brain power" in the Toilet of Philly.... Land of the LOSERS...

Every time you post this same comment, you further confirm your lack knowledge and common sense. How awful is your life that you have to waste it on a message board, trying to convince people that your an idiot (and succeeding)?

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June 5, 2013  01:51 PM ET
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Honestly, I see the Texas Rangers in the picture.

Mike Olt and a Nick Tepesch for Lee?

I don't see the Rangers in it ... they made a very good run at him when they had him and he turned them down. The Ranger's may just be done with him ... but then again ... I've been wrong about him all along ... *sigh*

June 5, 2013  02:09 PM ET

The cards win without dishing out a lot of money, I think they will pass!!!!

June 5, 2013  02:20 PM ET
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Phillies sending Rick Wise to (of all places) St. Louis for...ahem.....Steve Carlton worked out pretty good. Bam!

Possibly the worst trade the Cardinals ever made.

June 5, 2013  02:39 PM ET
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Phillies sending Rick Wise to (of all places) St. Louis for...ahem.....Steve Carlton worked out pretty good. Bam!

Cards sent a lot of talent out of town during that time: Jerry Reuss, Mike Torrez, Jose Cruz. Part of the reason they were a mediocre team in the seventies.

June 5, 2013  07:05 PM ET
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Every time you post this same comment, you further confirm your lack knowledge and common sense. How awful is your life that you have to waste it on a message board, trying to convince people that your an idiot (and succeeding)?

He's a moron. He's the human equivalent of ringing a bell in the presence of Pavlov's dogs. Say "philly" and he'll spout of something silly on cue.

June 5, 2013  07:36 PM ET
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Every time you post this same comment, you further confirm your lack knowledge and common sense. How awful is your life that you have to waste it on a message board, trying to convince people that your an idiot (and succeeding)?

Someone's a Philly fan.

June 5, 2013  09:31 PM ET

Is this a fire sale? Why get rid of Lee, when he's getting it done...both on the mound and at bat? Next is Doc & Hammels.

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June 6, 2013  12:03 AM ET

Cards would be sick with Lee.

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