Cliff Lee Isn’t Abandoning the Phillies. Yet.

ESPN reports:

Cliff Lee tried to make it clear Tuesday night that his faith in the Phillies is still strong and he wants to win in Philadelphia, and isn’t seeking a change of scenery.

“I want to win. I signed to win here,” Lee said, reiterating a comment he made last week in Minnesota. “If that was misconstrued that I want to play someplace else, that’s not the case. I want to play here.”

With the trade deadline approaching next month, Lee is constantly mentioned as one of the best pitchers available if the Phillies decide to unload salary. Lee already has been traded twice in July during his career and once after the season by the Phillies.

Cliff Lee has been one of our favorite Phillies — even, maybe especially, when he was grinding through last year’s bad-luck season — and we want to see him where he’s happiest. If that’s Philly, we’re happy. Don’t trade him again!