They were so close today. The Yankees had everything in place, and a deal was imminent. Cliff Lee would be in the Yankee dugout before game time tonight. New York would send Jesus Montero and 2 other prospects to the Mariners for Lee. However, out of nowhere came The Texas Rangers, swooping in and grabbing Lee from Seattle in a deal that revolved around The Ranger's Justin Smoak.
This isnt all bad for The Yankees, in here are the top 3 reasons why not getting Lee is actually good for The Yankees.