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Manuel Wishes Phillies Still Had Cliff Lee

Jan 26, 2010 5:25 PM EST

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel admitted on Tuesday that he wishes Cliff Lee was still a part of the team's rotation.

Manuel spoke about the trade that sent Lee to Seattle and Roy Halladay to Philadelphia during a news conference.

"Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball right now. Lee is a tad behind him. Of course it would've been nice to have both of them," Manuel said. "It'd be good to have Halladay, Lee, [Cole] Hamels. I'd be looking good. I might even be buying more expensive furniture than the Mrs. has been buying me lately."