The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Reds have contacted the Mariners about the availability of pitcher Cliff Lee. Lee is having another stellar season, sporting an 8-3 record with a 2.34 ERA and 89 strike outs to just 6 walks, a very impressive total.
The Reds came in to today 1 1/2 games ahead of the Cardinals, and could use some added depth in the rotation down the stretch. Lee would give the Reds a serious chance at the NL title, something that has been out of reach for a very long time.
What would it cost them?
If the Reds want to get a deal done fast, they could look into offering Jay Bruce or a young starting pitcher.