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Cliff Lee Not To Yankees?

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Joel Sherman

To repeat the #Yankees aren’t getting Cliff Lee, #Mariners concerned about David Adams ankle plus apparently another team has jumped in hard

Encouraging, but I’m pretty concerned the Rangers may be that other team and "jumped in hard" means more than I'd like to give up.

UPDATES

Sherman says it's a done deal.

i have learned deal done with #Rangers, Smoak and 3 others for Lee and reliever Mark Lowe #Rangers, #Mariners

My stomach hurts.

Jason Cole has the return.

It looks like RHP Blake Beavan, RHP Josh Lueke, and 2B Matt Lawson are the three prospects going to Seattle.

Steep, but I don't feel like that's bad at all, given the financial relief. But now this team has lost a first baseman who was a great bet to be at least average going forward this season, plus several seasons of cost-controlled star potential.

Evan Grant

Smoak not in #Rangers lineup tonight. Arias at 1B vs. Lefty. Matchup or just in case of completing Lee deal?

I'm afraid. I'm very afraid.

Ed Price

An official of uninvolved team said that #Rangers now willing to put Justin Smoak in a deal for Cliff Lee. And don't count out #Reds.

Buster Olney

Rangers are back on Lee. Hard to imagine Texas making this deal happen without Justin Smoak being part of the deal.

Frankie Piliere

I can confirm the report by @JoelSherman1 that the Rangers are making a major push for Lee. They appear to be the team jumping in late

Sherman

Hearing #Rangers are working really hard on #Lee now. Tricky because of finances with team sale not complete and MLB-imposed budget

Buster Olney

Source:SEA-NYY talks stalled over identity of second player in the deal, second baseman David Adams.We'll see if another team has jumped in.

Jon Heyman

#yankees about to "walk" after #mariners dont accept montero, adams and 3rd prospect. pessimism surrounds those talks now

Jason Collette

and so I hear Rangers' GM Jon Daniels canceled his scheduled chat today cuz meetings running late. Hmmmm

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