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Saturday September 30th 2023


New York Yankees Lost It At the Trade Deadline (And Not Just Cause of Cliff Lee)

By Mark Rinaldi

Most people remember that in the middle of the summer the New York Yankees were inches away from acquiring Cliff Lee from the Seattle Mariners for two prospects. The deal was so close to becoming official that Lee’s wife called CC Sabathia‘s better half for advice on making the transition to the Bronx.

If the deal would have been made the Yankees would have had six big name starting pitchers in C.C., Lee, Andy Pettite, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes, and Javier Vasquez.  The talk was then that the Yankees were going to ship Vasquez to Philly for Jayson Werth. So in theory the Yankees would have dealt Melky Cabrera and three prospects for two of the three biggest free agents this summer.

Lee would ...

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