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Sherman: Expect Yankees To Get Cliff Lee, But Not At the Deadline


From Joel Sherman:

The Yankees are just one of many teams that have begun to proceed as if Cliff Lee— not Roy Oswalt—will be the prize of the July 31 trade market.

That means they have increased their scouting attention on a pitcher they already were following closely because he projects as the best pitcher of the coming free-agent class.

Remember that the Yankees had a scout on almost every start CC Sabathia made in 2008 in anticipation of the lefty’s free agency after the season.

One AL executive went so far as to say last week, “I have no doubt that the Yankees will sign Cliff Lee.”

But having their eyes on Lee does not mean the Yankees will be at the forefront of the ...

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