LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. With the Jayson Werth deal signed, sealed and delivered, and the Adrian Gonzalez trade done (with the extension to be announced later), the entire baseball world is wondering where Cliff Lee will sign.
Lee's agent Darek Braunecker today met with the various teams interested in Lee. Braunecker met with New York Yankee and Texas Ranger officials. There was even talk the Boston Red Sox met briefly with Lee's agent, probably just to keep tabs on what the Yankees are up to.
Anyway, the domino theory is very much in play. Unless guys are offered what is now called "Jayson Werth-type" deals (that means out of their mind contracts in terms of years and money), lots of people are going to wait to decide until after Lee signs.
I have spoken with various people on the floor—including Ken Rosenthal, Jon Heyman, Bill Madden and countless others. I do not like to deal in rumors, but I generally like to ask opinions and then offer my own thoughts.
Some thoughts are met with a "that's interesting" or "that's possible," while a few were met with a quick "never happen."
Everybody has a story and an idea, but here is what is being discussed now.