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Joel Sherman: Yankees On The Goal Line In Cliff Lee Talks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Yankees may come from nowhere and swipe Cliff Lee now, rather than waiting to sign him in the offseason.

The deal was not completed yet, but the Yankees were on the goal line and merely had to push into the end zone to finalize matters.

It was going to take an overwhelming offer from elsewhere or a last-second change of heart by the Yanks or the Seattle Mariners to scuttle a deal that would turn the Yanks from favorites to repeat as champs to overwhelming favorites.

As we all know, the NY Post can be sensational at times, but in Jesus Montero the Yankees have an ideal match for Seattle’s needs.

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