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Many teams interested in Derrek Lee

Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:56 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2010 2:36 pm
Derrek Lee Derrek Lee may not return to Chicago or Atlanta, but he does seem to be in demeaned.

In addition to the Nationals having interest in Lee, so too do the Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Padres, Orioles and Athletics, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman writes .

Lee, 35, hit .260/.347/.428 with 19 home runs and 80 RBI for the Cubs and Braves last season. His output in everything but homers, increased when he went to Atlanta.

Lee lives in California now and is native of the state, so he would seem to be a fit for the West Coast teams.

In the same article, Heyman says the Diamondbacks are interested in signing outfielder Xavier Nady, who played for new D-Backs GM Kevin Towers in San Diego.

Nady appeared in 119 games with the Cubs last season, hittingg .256/.306/.353 with six home runs and 33 RBI.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:36 pm

Many teams interested in Derrek Lee

Lee wasn't the incredible spark plug he could have been for us, and at this age I'm not sure he will be.

I dunno if this is a lack of faith in Freddie Freeman, but Freeman didn't really fair well with the playing time he got in Atlanta, and he didn't exactly demolish the Arizona Fall League. So maybe we need an insurance policy.

Glaus wasn't a terrible guy to have around, but he seemed like more of a liability at times. I knew he wouldn't hit 20 home runs. Would have been nice though.

Lee might be the only guy we'd afford, but I still think he'd be overpriced, like so many players are.

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:36 pm

Many teams interested in Derrek Lee

my bad, wrong word choice. he now lives in southern cal, but is from norcal... fixed


-- ctr

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:29 pm

Many teams interested in Derrek Lee

Last I checked the Sacramento area is in Northern California.  I am fairly certain that is where he is from since I went to school with him there.  He was also drafted by the Padres out of HS so he has ties to that organization as well.  Not too much of a stretch with the 1B hole they have now.

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