Posted by: Chris | August 18, 2010

Good Riddance, Derrek Lee!

Today it was announced that the cubs traded first baseman Derrek Lee to the Braves, The deal is just about done and it is being reported that the deal will be finalized this afternoon.

This is the second time this season the Cubs traded Lee, the first time was to the Angels last month, but Derrek vetoed the trade as he has a full no trade clause (thanks alot Jim Hendry) But this time, it appears Derrek is willing to switch teams. Why did Derrek change his mind? The only thing I can think of is that the Braves are a legitimate contender, whereas the Angels’ chances of making the playoffs are slim to none.

Derrek has declined pretty hard this year, and even though he has shown signs of life again, its time to part ways with the first baseman. We are in rebuilding and have no use for a guy who hits more double plays then rest of the team combined.

It was nice while it lasted, but all things come to end eventually…

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  1. Hendry is not at blame for the no trade clause. Derrek actually falls under the 10/5 clause allowing him as a 10 year veteran, the last 5 of which have been with the same team, to veto any trade.

  2. Wow thanks for the info, I didnt know that..I just assumed hendry gave him a NTC like he does with everyone else

  3. Lee was a terrible hitter in the clutch. Too many strikeouts in key situations, and too many double-plays he grounded out into. Hard to believe he was making 13 million dollars in each of his last two years with the Cubs. One of the most boring players to ever wear a Cub uniform, imo.


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