Breaking News: The Yankees have not signed Cliff Lee yet. More info to follow....
1:52pm Update: It still appears that Cliff Lee has not been signed:
"I would like to sign him." Explained Yankees GM Brian Cashman. "Contract negotiations take time. I have to go to the players house, talk about a contract, agree on figures, go fishing, things move slower down south. Everyone just needs to relax."
4:25pm Update: As of this update, Cliff Lee has not been signed. The good news is that no other team has signed him, meaning that the Yankees are presumably still in the runnings. The bad news is that he hasn't signed with the Yankees meaning that there are 29 teams presumably in the runnings as well. Okay who am I kidding, there's really like 4 or 5 teams, none of which can compete financially with the Yankees, but still.
Cashman was asked if a Cliff Lee signing would be done before 5pm Eastern time when many Yankee fans would be getting out of work. Cashman said "No". This would be fine if there was other news to keep us preoccupied, but there isn't. Just recycled stories about how Jesus Montero could compete for the catching role in Spring Training. The Cliff Lee watch continues.
Friday, November 12, 2010
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It's possible that Lee hates pitching in Texas, on account of the heat. Good news for the Yankees? Lee certainly did struggle a bit when first sent to Texas, and there were murmurs that he was dialing it in until he could get to NY as a free agent. Eventually he pitched to form, but it's possible that the heat initially was getting to him. It's proly all bull$#!%, but interesting to consider.
Not much happening, right?
Manny Pacquiao won! But who cares really if we haven't signed Cliff Lee.
Manny Pacquiao didn't just win, he dominated. Margarito looked awful.
Who cares about Paquiao? I want to know when the RJG v. Bronny Cash fight is gonna happen?
Oh, it's coming. He won't know what hit him. Largely because I'm going to hit him from behind like a coward. That's how I roll.
I'm with you, Fernando. The slow pace of the Lee sweepstakes is driving me crazy. I wonder if the Yankees are playing the ol' bait-and-switch game by putting their "interest" out there, waiting for Boston or Texas to put offers on the table,. and then swooping in to make a killer offer that Lee won't be able to refuse; a la the Mark Teixeira deal. I'm gettin' antsy...
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