If Ted Lilly Is Traded…

I’ve said many times Ted Lilly has been the staff ace since signing a four-year deal in 2006.

But it’s likely his outing Tuesday night was his last as a Chicago Cub.

The Dodgers, Twins and Yankees are heavy favorites to trade for Lilly before Saturday’s deadline.

Lilly’s record with Cubs:
2007: (15-8)–3.83 ERA–207.0 IP
2008: (17-9)–4.09 ERA–204.2 IP
2009: (12-9)–3.10 ERA–177.0 IP
2010: (3-8) –3.88 ERA–117.0 IP

Summary: (47-34)–3.73 ERA–avg. 177.0 IP

*Lilly’s received the lowest run support this season in the majors (2.43).

*Despite issuing 3 walks on Tuesday, he’s averaging just 1.94 walks per 9-innings
pitched the last two seasons–second lowest among all lefty starters. Cliff Lee (1.24)

*Has lasted six or more innings in 14 of 18 starts this year.

*Posted five no-walk outings in 2010.

*From May 10 to June 8 he recorded six-straight quality starts, but no victories.

*On June 13 carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the White Sox before Juan Pierre broke it up with a leadoff single to center field.


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