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After talks end with Yankees, Mariners trade Cliff Lee to Rangers

class="wp-caption-text">Talks abruptly end with Yankees, allowing the Rangers to swoop in and trade for Cliff Lee.

Early this morning, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the New York Yankees were “on the brink obtaining [Seattle Mariners starting pitcher] Cliff Lee for a packing that would include top prospects Jesus Montero.”

Then an executive familiar with the talks informed ESPN the deal was “just about done.” Twenty minutes later, Kevin Davidoff of Newsday reported there had been a “snag” in the talks between the Mariners and Yankees.

Still, for the next few hours, the consensus was that a trade would be completed. Then came the shocking twist. Quoting Sherman via Twitter: “#Mariners ...

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