Cliff Lee is #31. No, not his uniform number. He is ranked as the 31st best baseball player right now according to the MLB Network's show about the 100 best players right now. It's interesting that with all the Cliff Lee hype during the post-season and off-season that he wouldn't have been ranked in the top 10 or top 5. The rankings were done by several panels of experts, so the list went through many hands. I guess the consensus of people in the know is a bit different than the consensus of what the media portrays.
During all the free agent hype, I wanted to ask some of the media types if there were any rumors around that had the Giants jumping into the Lee circus to sign him as their #5 starter.