Note: This updates an earlier post on the Cliff Lee deal that focused more on Lee’s decision. This one examines the non-deal from the Yankees’ perspective.
This morning’s response from Yankees fans to Cliff Lee’s decision to sign with the Phillies ran the gamut from grief to anger, [...]
Thankfully the Yankees are as sick of talking about Cliff Lee as I am writing and reading about him, and have mercifully thrown us a bone with the signing of Russell Martin. The deal isn’t yet official, as Martin has to pass a physical (and given that [...]
Russell Martin has agreed to a one year deal with the Yankees, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. While it is just a one year deal, Martin does have another year of arbitration eligibility left and will therefore remain under Yankee control in 2012 if they tender him a contract. I like this move, and [...]
Note, 4:19pm: Dave has authored an updated version of this post, available here.
Note: This post was edited at 1:45pm to reflect updated contract information about Lee’s deal with the Phillies. We initially heard that the overall package for Lee was worth $147.5 [...]
The Phillies’ 2011 top four starters combined for [...]
Yesterday, we read a bit about the Yankees and Royals not necessarily being good trade partners when it comes to Zack Greinke.
As the article states, this makes sense. Aside from Jesus Montero, the Yankees don’t have much in the way of up-the-middle talent, save for someone like David Adams, but he’s far from [...]
Cliff Lee probably wanted to return to Philadelphia all along, but he did not leave a lot of money on the table to do so. Contrary to the prevailing wisdom, the five-year, [...]
The news broke late last night, the mystery team was real after all and it proved to be the Phillies. There were reports that Cliff Lee let it be known in recent days that his first preference would a return to Philadelphia, and the two sides worked out an agreement for 5 [...]
This is not official yet, but rumors (from reliable sources) going around the Twitterverse have been reporting that Cliff Lee turned down the Yankees’ approximately 7-year 154 million dollar offer for a 5-year 115 million dollar deal from the Phillies, a team that virtually nobody thought was even in on Lee. It’s a bizarre turn [...]
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