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New York Yankees Hot Stove: Why 7 Years for Cliff Lee Is Too Much

the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers battle for position in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, reports have swirled of offers from both teams offering up to seven years in length for the 32-year-old Arkansas native.

A seven year deal would last Cliff Lee through age 39, an age that most starters have already long been deteriorating physically. There were just four pitchers in the 39-and-over club this past season: Jaime Moyer, Tim Wakefield, Miguel Batista and Brian Moehler. None of them have played up to the demands of a $140M contract, the range of money the Yankees have reportedly offered Lee. Of course, to be fair, none of these four pitchers have been as dominant as Cliff Lee can be.

Then again, neither had Cliff Lee until 2008, his fourth full ...

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