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Yankees vs. Phillies: Who’s Been the Better Deal, Bartolo Colon or Cliff Lee?

past offseason, there was a clear prize of the pitching market, as the former Cy Young Award-winning left-hander, Cliff Lee, became a free agent. 

There were multiple teams that were interested, with the Rangers, Nationals and Yankees identified as the front-runners to obtain his services.  The Yankees offered him a seven-year contract worth $148 million, but in the end Lee chose to return to the team he played for during the second half of the 2009 season, the Philadelphia Phillies. 

He accepted an offer of a lesser amount (five years, $120 million) to return to Philly, where he knew he had once been happy, felt he had a better chance to win and whose medical facilities pleased him during his first stay, which is something ...

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