Everyone thought Cliff Lee to New York was a done deal.
Well everyone thought wrong.
The Texas Rangers took advantage of a snag in the Yankee trade discussions and have landed the top pitcher on the market according to many sources.
Acquiring Lee did not come easy for Texas. The Rangers have given up a future All-Star first baseman in Justin Smoak. A hefty price to pay for a rental.
But give general manager Jon Daniels credit– He saw an opportunity to go to the big dance and he wasn't about to go without a fancy dress.
Consider him as dressed as dressed can be.
Texas acquires a guy who has proven he can help them beat the Yankees. And with their offensive firepower blazing their way to fourth best in the AL for runs scored, Texas has officially become a play-off threat.
It has been a crazy 36 hours in sports.
And it appears New York has been shunned twice in two days in two different sports.