Its all because of Cliff Lee's track record, right? Though Lee has had some very good regular seasons, his last two postseasons have not been dominant. If you look at Lee's last three postseasons: 2009 Phillies lost in the World Series to the Yankees, (though not his fault, he pitched well all postseason) 2010 Rangers lost in the World Series to the Giants and the 2011 Phillies were eliminated in the NLDS by the St. Louis Cardinals. An optimist would say if the Cardinals win the World Series, Lee's teams have been eliminated by the World Series champion the last three years. That doesn't hide the fact that Lee hasn't brought championships. CC Sabathia helped the Yankees win a World Series. And while Lee pitched well in the 2009 postseason and in the 2010 NLDS and NLCS, he pitched poorly in the 2010 World Series against the Giants and in the NLDS against the Cardinals this year. In fact, he has lost his last 3 postseason starts and given up 14 runs in his last 17 2/3 innings pitched. (Less than 6 innings per start) In my mind, Cliff Lee will never be in the same catagory as Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, John Smoltz and Andy Pettitte until he wins a World Series. Things do look pretty bright for the Phillies again in 2012, but when will Cliff Lee's ability to win the big one come into question?