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Red Sox | Still looking at Cliff Lee?

The Boston Red Sox may be the only team still talking to the Philadelphia Phillies about SP Cliff Lee. The Red Sox could take on the $70 million left on Lee's deal, and Lee would likely approve a trade to Boston, even though they are on his limited no-trade list. However, the Phillies are believed to be asking for SP Brandon Workman and SS Xander Bogaerts, along with a big league-ready outfielder. One executive thinks there is "no chance" that Boston will part with Bogaerts in any package, though. "That's just unrealistic, to set that kind of price," the exec went on. "This guy (Lee) has so much money coming. I'd bet 27 teams wouldn't even claim him on waivers because they can't afford him. So the Red Sox have to be looking at the Phillies and thinking, 'What's your leverage?' It wouldn't surprise me if the Red Sox really want him. So would they give up one of their top prospects who's not Bogaerts? Maybe. But they're a team that's set up really well for the future. So they're not going to do anything out of desperation. Why would they?"

2013-07-30 11:33:42 | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

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