BREAKING NEWS: Cliff Lee Trade Talks Stall with New York Yankees

Brittni MichaelisContributor IIJuly 9, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 29:  Cliff Lee #36 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 29, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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It looks as if the "superteam" in baseball will not have the best pitching rotation. According to ESPN, talks between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees over Cliff Lee have broken down. 

Lee, a dominant lefty, was scheduled to be traded to the New York Yankees and the deal looked all but finalized. 

This afternoon, however, talks have stalled after the Mariners became concerned over second baseman David Adams' health. Adams is currently dealing with a sprained ankle and is not playing. 

The deal seemed to please everyone. The Yankees get another star to add to their rotation, and to pitch alongside CC Sabathia, A.J Burnett, Phil Hughes, and Andy Pettitte.

The Mariners were going to acquire David Adams, a young prospect, and catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently one of the best prospects in baseball.

Although the talks have stalled for now, their is still a chance the Yankees can finalize a deal if they offer another prospect. Other interested teams are the Rangers, Twins, and Rays.

Lee is scheduled to take the hill tonight opposite of Phil Hughes for what will surely be a good pitchers' duel. 

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