Lee had a strange year, he couldn't buy a win despite pitching very well. I know he's a very good pitcher, but the lineups in the National League continue to improve as some of the young players grow with experience. Players like Bryce Harper and Jason Heyward will be that much more dangerous this upcoming season.
Secondly, I'm still not convinced the Phillies are a great team. Sure, they added Revere, Michael Young, Mike Adams and Delmon Young but how much better does that make them? They improve, but I'm not ready to say this team is very dangerous.
Lee will also be without catcher Carlos Ruiz, as he was suspended 50 games for doping. Ruiz has a reputation for calling a great game. Can Erik Kratz do the same? He also pitches in a hitter friendly park.
I can understand why some people want to bet on Lee this year, but I'd rather go with someone else.