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Cliff Lee Signs With the Phillies, So Now What for the Yankees?

12:30 this morning, my phone buzzed with an e-mail alert, one I was not ready for or expecting.

According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Cliff Lee has just agreed to sign a five-year deal for about $115 million with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The deal, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, has a vesting option for a sixth year in Philadelphia.

Lee turned down offers from both the Texas Rangers, who had offered five-year and six-year deals to stay with the 2010 American League champions, and the New York Yankees, who had offered a seven-year deal worth about $155 million.

First, let me admit, I got it all wrong with Lee. Really wrong.

I was convinced that Lee was going to come to the Bronx this winter because of the ...

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