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  1. UPDATE: The Nats are out of the Cliff Lee Derby

    Dec 7, 2010, 11:07 AM EST

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    UPDATE II: Never mind. Seems the Nats are out. UPDATE: All kinds of mixed news on this Cliff Lee/Nats stuff. Mark Feinsand of the Daily News reports that, according to a Major League source, the Nationals are going to offer Lee a seven year deal and that the Yankees will not go seven.  Adam Kilgore…

  2. The Yankees won’t go seven years for Cliff Lee. Would you believe … The Nationals?

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:06 AM EST

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    More word this morning that, contrary to some speculation last night, the Yankees will not offer Cliff Lee a seven-year deal, on the basis that they will not exceed the contract length of the CC Sabathia deal, and that was a six-year thing.  So if there is a team out there willing to go nuts,…

  3. Rosenthal: Cliff Lee will receive a seven-year offer

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:52 PM EST

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    Interesting tidbits about Cliff Lee from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Major league sources tell him that at least one team has “expressed a willingness” to offer the left-hander a seven-year contract. Rosenthal originally wrote that the Yankees would be the “most likely” team to offer him a seven-year contract, but he has since tweeted that…

  4. The Yankees met with Cliff Lee’s agent today

    Dec 6, 2010, 6:32 PM EST

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    Let the games begin! OK, so maybe there’s not a whole lot to get excited about quite yet, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the Associated Press just a short while ago that he spoke with Cliff Lee’s agent Darek Braunecker today. In fact, Cashman said that “while we’re in the same area, I’m…

  5. Cliff Lee says he’d go to Texas if they give him a sixth year

    Dec 6, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

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    File this under “man, I dunno . . .” but Yahoo!’s Tim Brown reports that Cliff Lee has told his Rangers teammates that a sixth year would get him to re-sign with the Rangers. It’s suspected that the Rangers are offering five. What’s unclear from the report is what happens if the Rangers and the…

  6. The Rangers are going to make a five-year offer for Cliff Lee

    Dec 1, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    George King of the New York Post reports that the Rangers are going to make a five-year offer to Cliff Lee. The Yankees may have already made one, with some putting the dollars at around $23 million a year, so they’ll have to top that. Or at least come close to it if you believe…

  7. Bidding for Cliff Lee likely to start at $120 million

    Nov 21, 2010, 2:15 PM EST

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    More from the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The Yankees and Rangers are locked in a battle for left-hander Cliff Lee, this offseason’s top free agent.  And it sounds like the Yanks may strike first with an offer. Cafardo reports that Brian Cashman and Co. are preparing a proposal worth around $115 million-$120 million over five…

  8. Nolan Ryan isn’t confident about the Rangers landing Cliff Lee

    Nov 18, 2010, 1:01 PM EST

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    Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal caught up with Rangers’ President Nolan Ryan down at the GM meetings and asked him about Cliff Lee.  Ryan’s response: he’s not giving up or anything, and he and the rest of the Rangers are going to try and sell Lee on the charms of Texas, but he’s…

  9. If the Yankees can’t get Cliff Lee, plan B is Carl Crawford

    Nov 18, 2010, 10:01 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays' Carl Crawford makes a sliding catch against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg

    If the Yankees don’t get Cliff Lee, they’re not going to go with the so-called second best options on the market to bolster their rotation. Mostly because those second best options are allegedly Jorge De La Rosa, who isn’t that good, and Carl Pavano, who the Yankees wouldn’t sign again if he was the last…

  10. The Rangers went to visit Cliff Lee yesterday

    Nov 16, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a contingent from the Rangers flew to Arkansas yesterday to meet with Cliff Lee. But wait! I thought he wasn’t listening! I thought he was in a duck blind somewhere, thinking about anything other than baseball. But I guess this is just arms race stuff, what…

  11. Cliff Lee is not accepting offers yet

    Nov 15, 2010, 5:40 PM EST

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    Jon Heyman says that Cliff Lee’s agent has told teams that Lee is “not taking offers yet” and that he doesn’t see Lee signing before the Winter Meetings next month. I don’t understand. Why would you not take offers yet? If a team makes an offer, that’s information. Could be leverage. You don’t have to…

  12. Cliff Lee “doesn’t like to be the center of attention”

    Nov 15, 2010, 1:30 PM EST

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    We will continue to see this sort of thing until offers start flying. Do they mean anything? Doubtful. I must be sick, though, because I can’t get enough of them: A look of panic crossed Cliff Lee’s face as he walked into the auditorium at the Holland Chapel Church one January evening this year, right…

  13. Yankees “have expressed interest in” Jorge De La Rosa as fallback option to Cliff Lee

    Nov 12, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    Cliff Lee is obviously atop the Yankees’ offseason shopping list regardless of whether or not general manager Brian Cashman is “desperate” to sign him, but Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that they’ve also “expressed interest in” Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa is a left-handed starting pitcher, so it seems…

  14. Cashman: we’re not desperate for Cliff Lee

    Nov 12, 2010, 8:57 AM EST

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    Here’s Brian Cashman, talking about the Yankees’ need for Cliff Lee: “I don’t feel like we are in a desperate situation here. I think we have a lot of quality players on this team that won 95 games and fell two games short of a World Series.” To the extent that you’re never “desperate” when…

  15. Heard This: Cliff Lee has concerns about Texas

    Nov 11, 2010, 2:17 PM EST

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    Over the past few weeks we’ve heard all manner of things about what may or may not motivate Cliff Lee.  His wife hates New York. He’s a country boy who wants to stay near Arkansas. Yankee fans are rude, rude rude! I think this kind of thing is somewhat meaningless — the contract offers are…

  16. Report: The Yankees are flying to meet with Cliff Lee today

    Nov 10, 2010, 9:15 AM EST

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    Bear season began in Arkansas on Tuesday (really).  The Yankees are on their way down there, loaded for it according to MLB Trade Rumors: The Yankees are flying into Arkansas personally today to meet with Cliff Lee Good scoop by MLBTR.  It’s pretty obvious that the Yankees won’t be denied. Or if they are to…

  17. In which I “express interest” in Cliff Lee

    Nov 9, 2010, 1:30 PM EST

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    Ken Rosenthal reports that “7-8 teams” have expressed interest already in free agent left-hander Cliff Lee.  I’m interested in Cliff Lee too — he’s a good pitcher and I’m going to have to write about him for the next several years, after all — so let’s make it “7-8 teams + one blogger.”  You can…

  18. Don’t expect a decision from Cliff Lee any time soon

    Nov 9, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    Not surprisingly, Cliff Lee’s agent said yesterday that the free agent left-hander will likely take his sweet time fielding offers before deciding on a long-term home. Here’s what Darek Braunecker told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: Historically, these deals take some time. We don’t handicap the timing of this stuff, but we…

  19. Cliff Lee will listen to offers from Nationals, probably all teams

    Nov 7, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    It is officially hot stove season and, courtesy of MLB.com’s Bill Ladson, we officially have one of our first ridiculous hot stove items. In September, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo expressed a desire to pick up a front-end starter this offseason.  Then on Thursday ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer wrote that the Nats are “a potential sleeper in…

  20. Would you believe the Nationals “are a potential sleeper team” for Cliff Lee?

    Nov 4, 2010, 1:18 PM EST

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    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that the Nationals “are a potential sleeper team in the competition to land” Cliff Lee, quoting “one baseball insider” as saying: “They’re going to step up and try to get a top free agent. They’d like to make a splash.” Perhaps, but the odds of the top free agent on…

  21. State taxes could play a factor in Cliff Lee choosing between Rangers and Yankees

    Nov 4, 2010, 11:19 AM EST

    Cliff Lee Family

    While speculation swirls about how much Cliff Lee enjoyed his time in Texas and how much his wife disliked her time in New York, an overlooked factor in his free agent decision-making could be state income taxes. Darren Rovell of CNBC wrote a very interesting article examining the differences in taxes Lee would pay depending…

  22. Cliff Lee, cowboy boots and free agent madness

    Nov 4, 2010, 1:06 AM EST

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    Just after midnight Eastern on Saturday night it will be open season on free agents. But the madness is already starting. According to ‘Duk over at BLS, Cliff Lee has been spotted buying cowboy boots! Hold the presses! This clearly means Cliff Lee is staying with the Texas Rangers right? Or maybe he’s interested in…

  23. Should Cliff Lee have pitched to Renteria?

    Nov 2, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    It isn’t all hindsight. Before Cliff Lee gave up that home run to Edgar Renteria last night there were multiple people on my Twitter feed — lots of beat writers and bloggers and everyone — thinking that with first base open and the punchless Aaron Rowand on deck, Lee should have pitched around Renteria or…

  24. The Big Five with … Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee

    Oct 31, 2010, 8:21 PM EST

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    ARLINGTON, Texas — Before Cliff Lee signs a mega-free-agent deal this off-season, he’s got another showdown with Tim Lincecum coming in Game 5. And this time, he’ll have to bounce back after one of his worst starts of the year — and certainly the worst in his otherwise brilliant postseason career. Not to mention, facing…

  25. Cliff Lee in Game 4? Too soon!

    Oct 29, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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    Ron Washington, not surprisingly, was asked today if he plans on using Cliff Lee in Game 4 on three days’ rest. He, not surprisingly, wouldn’t say one way or the other. My view of this is that asking the Cliff Lee question today is premature.  Even if Washington knows in his heart that he’s going…

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