Updating our earlier post, it now looks like the Mariners are not willing to accept the Yankees’ offer for Cliff Lee. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter:
This is an absolute roller-coaster and some Met fans are nearly ready to get off. You almost have to wonder exactly what Cliff Lee must be going through at this point. Regardless, I simply cannot count New York out of this. The last time I did that was during the Johan Santana talks and look how that turned out. As I’ve mentioned before I think Omar is saving his best offer for last and we really have no idea how reputable these leaked rumors are. Is Seattle just driving up the price? Are the Yankees driving up the price? Faith in Omar to pull another rabbit out of the hat is the only way to keep your sanity throughout this time of year. The GM cannot give up too much but must offer enough to stay relevant in the talks. Perhaps the Mets are the team Sherman refers to when he expanded upon his stance:
Even if this isn’t the case it now appears as though the Mets are also looking into contingency plans, or at least they were when they thought Lee was off the market. The Ted Lilly rumors are beginning to gain some steam as Joel Sherman reported that:
According to Sherman, the Astros still want too much in return for Roy Oswalt and will pay too little of his remaining contract. Lilly, 34, will be a free agent after the 2010 season, so he would strictly be a rental. The Mets won’t be alone in their interest.”
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