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Ah, Cliff Lee, the best left-handing pitcher in baseball. The best October pitcher in baseball. A big reason Texas is in the World Series. Unfortunately for Texas fans, Lee will be a free agent this offseason. There are many rumors about him and where he will go.
But we all know what happens when a big name like Lee is a free agent: The New York Yankees will make a big push for him.
The Yankees nearly acquired him from the Seattle Mariners last July before Seattle sent him to division rival Texas, so that tells you New York is interested. They also have a hole in their starting rotation now. They have CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett (who had a tough year), Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte and Javy Vazquez.
Vazquez probably won't be back, so that opens up a spot for Lee. The Rangers apparently have been reported to match the yankees current offer, but i can see the Yankees offering more. To outbid the Yankees on anyone would be like trying to bathe a cat. It's nearly impossible. Texas will give it a good fight.. but..
Lee signs with the New York Yankees. Hate to say it, but it's true.