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New York Yankees Increase Offer To Cliff Lee With Seven-Year Deal

24 hours ago, the Yankees made their first official offer to free agent pitcher Cliff Lee, a six-year deal worth about $140 million.

The Yankees have now come back the next day with a seven-year offer for Lee, according to Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.

This offer is coming about 12 hours after the Red Sox signed Carl Crawford to a seven-year deal worth $142 million.

Many felt the Yankees would try to sign Crawford and Lee this winter, or try to sign Crawford if the Yankees lost out on Crawford.

With Boston locking up the Yankees' "Plan B," the Yankees' "Plan A" becomes more like the only plan they have.

Last week, Sports Illustrated and WFAN's Jon Heyman had said the Yankees wouldn't ...

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