Posted by mattsmith on 7:49pm, Tuesday January 26th 2010
Chase Utley admitted that it would have been cool had the Phillies somehow managed to keep Cliff Lee for the 2010 season.
In a perfect world, the Phillies would be the odds-on favorite to WIN the World Series.
Utley spoke to reporters Tuesday and said he looks forward to playing behind the Phillies’ new ace.
“He’s one of the best pitchers in baseball,” Utley said. “Ive heard a lot of good things about him. Everybody I’ve talked to who’s played with him or against him has nothing but good things to say about him. His preparation is off the charts. I’m excited to see him work.
“Cliff Lee, I had a good time playing behind Cliff. Obviously, he pitched outstanding. Hopefully at some point I get to play with him again. But it’s a business. We all realize this now. Every year there are new faces in the clubhouse no matter what.”