MLB Rumors: Why Teams Should Avoid Cliff Lee Mega-Deal, Get Zack Greinke

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MLB Rumors: Why Teams Should Avoid Cliff Lee Mega-Deal, Get Zack Greinke
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Cliff Lee is going to be a rich man very soon. Strike that. Cliff Lee is going to be a very, very, very rich man soon. After guiding two different teams to World Series berths in consecutive seasons, Lee will basically be given a blank check to fill out.

Whether it is the Yankees or some other team that signs Lee, there will be considerable risk in signing any player to that big of a contract.

Teams are risking a whole lot less, and could potentially get a lot more, by striking a deal with the Kansas City Royals and acquiring Zack Greinke.

Here are eight reasons why.

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