Monday, December 13, 2010
Didn't see that coming did you. Cliff Lee turned down the Yankees to accept a smaller contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Clearly, living close to home was not a major issue. There must really be something to playing for Philadelphia since this is the second major pitcher they've been able to sign to a below market extension (Halladay was the first). It's an impressive coup, and it now forces the Yankees to either make a major trade for a starter, or try to develop some of their pitching prospects. If Pettitte doesn't return, next year might be ugly. Should be an interesting month and a half.