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Yankees Increase Offer to Cliff Lee

Yesterday the Yankees seemed comfortable with their offer to Cliff Lee which was supposedly for about six-years and $140 million. But then the Red Sox upped the ante by signing Carl Crawford. That put pressure on the Yankees because it took away their backup plan and also introduced the Angels as a serious bidder ...

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Wednesday Lee Rumors: Yankees Have Made Their Offer

Update 5:54: Various sources confirm that the Yankees have made an offer for Cliff Lee. His agent has left the winter meetings. Presumably they are mulling offers. Jack Curry of the YES Network guesses that the Yankees offer is about six-years and $140 million. Update 3:11: Jerry Crasnick of ESPN is reporting that Cliff Lee's agent, ...

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Sabathia: Lee’s Contract Has No Effect On Me At All

Via George King of the NY Post: CC Sabathia said whatever Cliff Lee pulls down won't lead to the Yankees' ace exercising an opt out clause in his contract after next year. "It has no effect on me at all," Sabathia told The Post yesterday when asked if Lee's projected windfall could lead the Yankees' ...

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Tuesday’s Lee Rumors: ‘Very Lucrative Offer’ from Yanks on the Way

Update 7:30: Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York is reporting that the Yankees are going to meet with Lee's agent tonight and are prepared to make a 'very lucrative offer'. "I'm willing to get serious," said Cashman. Update 6:24: Heyman is now reporting that there are two teams who are willing to make 7-year offers to Lee. ...

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Yankees Rumors: Cliff Lee Wants 7-Year Deal

Here is the problem with free agents. Once one of them gets a new toy all of the others want that toy too. In this case the toy is Jayson Werth's new seven-year deal he signed with the Washington Nationals. Now Carl Crawford expects a deal at least as good as Werth's and apparently ...

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Latest Cliff Lee-Yankees Rumors

Instead of writing new post after new post, I've decided to just keep updating this article throughout the day with new Cliff Lee information. So bookmark this page or keep refreshing because this is where all the Lee rumors will be unless there is something really worthy of a new post. Update 6:00: Andrew Marchand updates ...

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Cliff Lee Rumors: Rumblings Don’t Sound Great for Yankees

The winter meetings finally start today which means it is finally game on for free agent lefty Cliff Lee. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the latest rumors don't sound great for them. Yesterday Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports had this: Source: Lee has told former Rangers teammates a sixth year would bring him back to Texas. Then early ...

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Lee’s Agent: We’re Not Looking for Sabathia’s Contract

Via Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York: [Cliff Lee] is expected to command a salary of $20 million-plus per season. At 32, he might receive less years than the seven that Lee's good buddy and former Indians teammate CC Sabathia did. Sabathia's total is for $161 million. It is believed that Braunecker wants to ...

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