New York Yankees to Acquire Cliff Lee?

Sad…but true! It’s a definite possibility at this time as the teams are in discussions to send the All-Star/Cy Young Award winner to New York. Could Lee be in a Yankees jersey before he leaves Seattle?

As a baseball fan, this news absolutely kills me. To allow the Yankees to “buy” another one of the best players in baseball is just plain wrong.

With no salary cap in place, and the freedom to obtain anyone they want, signings like we have seen over the past few years are ruining the game of baseball. It’s not even fun to watch teams like the Yankees and Red Sox (and I’m a Red Sox fan) play anymore when they’re playing against teams who obviously can’t compete.

I went to the Yankees series against the A’s this week, and although the A’s can only muster up a team of AAA players, there was no competition. The games weren’t even close. It’s the same in cities across the country. Pretty soon, other fans are going to give up and Major League Baseball will be left with only one team who can consistently draw fans (but at least teams will bring in crowds when they come to their towns).

Thoughts?

From the New York Times:

The Yankees and the Mariners have made progress toward a Lee trade, according to an official involved in the talks, who added that the final decision is now up to the Mariners. The official was granted anonymity because the deal has not been completed. Joel Sherman of the New York Post broke the story, reporting that the Yankees’ trade package would include catcher Jesus Montero and infielder David Adams.

Lee is scheduled to pitch against the Yankees at Safeco Field on Friday night, so a deal could be finalized quickly. Lee would give the Yankees four All-Stars in their starting rotation, joining C.C. Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes. It would also free the Yankees to trade another starter – presumably Javier Vazquez – for offense or bullpen help before the July 31 nonwaiver trading deadline.

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5 Comments on “New York Yankees to Acquire Cliff Lee?”


  1. New York Yankees to Acquire Cliff Lee? « Kreuzer's Korner…

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  2. […] New York Yankees to Acquire Cliff Lee ? Sadbut true! It’s a definite possibility at this time as the teams are in discussions to send the All-Star/Cy Young Award winner to New York. As a baseball fan, this news absolutely kills me. …Read More […]

  3. zelda Says:

    You are a real fan alright………egad.
    Take a deep breath John,you will survive…….

  4. kreuzer33 Says:

    Luckily, he went to the Texas Rangers 🙂

  5. zelda Says:

    LOL!……….


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