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The New York Yankees Trading For Cliff Lee is a Mistake

buzz in the baseball world is that the Yankees are nearing a deal to acquire Mariners' ace Cliff Lee. This blockbuster trade allows Lee to simply hop across Safeco Field into the visitors dugout, and even make his first start for the Yankees tonight, as he is scheduled to pitch for the Mariners against the Yanks.

What is currently in question is who the Yankees will have to give up to get Lee. Rumors say that the Yankees are going to have to part ways with a touted prospect, 20 year-old Jesus Montero.

Montero is the same prospect that the Yankees did not want to give up in a trade for Johan Santana, Roy Halladay, or CC Sabathia in years past. So my question is, why now?

Cliff Lee is without a doubt a superb pitcher, and would be a ...

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