Late Monday night, word came out that not only was there a mystery team in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, but that they had won his services.
The Phillies got back the piece they sorely missed last post-season, and in the process put another 500 pounds of pain on the Yankees off-season.
While they re-signed Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera as expected, the Yankees real top target all along was Cliff Lee. Now that they've missed out on him, and rival Boston added Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, the Bronx Bombers may be scrambling to get their rotation improved.
You've heard Zack Greinke's name tossed out there, but its believed that he wouldn't accept a trade to New York, or that new York doesn't think Greinke can handle the pressure. Both theories produce the same result.
So, aside from Brian Cashman's public statements of patience, what could be the next plan for the Yankees? Well, one name that surely will be kicked around is 2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners.
However, here are 10 reasons they won't be able to make that deal happen.