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Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Posted on: December 8, 2010 12:08 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2010 5:01 pm
 
Lee The Cliff Lee market is about to get blown up with the inclusion of the Yankees' offer.

New York isn't willing to go seven years (yet) for Cliff Lee as two other mystery teams have done so far, but GM Brian Cashman is gearing up to make a big six-year offer that lands in the $140 million to $150 million range as SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. That would place an average annual salary of $23 million to $25 million on the deal, which would make him the second-highest paid pitcher in history when looking at AAV. Current Yankee CC Sabathia has $23 million on the nose, which Lee likely will eclipse. The highest-paid pitcher is Roger Clemens and his ridiculous $28 million AAV for the Yankees in 2007, although the deal was pro-rated as Clemens signed in midseason.

The Rangers probably can't hang with Lee on the total numbers, but president Nolan Ryan expressed optimism that the club could retain Lee, saying that he values winning which may make the seven-year offers -- depending on which teams offered them, of course -- invalid. In addition, Texas has no state tax which would allow it to make lower offers but still hang with the Yankees on total actual dollars.

Here's Joe Girardi talking about Lee and Derek Jeter:



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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

because even if they put it back into there teams. it would not matter, they would not draw any more fans. they would lose money.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

If I was a GM I would give Cliff Lee a 3 year contract worth $99 million. That is $33 million a year which happens to be his jersey number. I figure if I can't build a contender within 3 years then I would no longer need Cliff Lee. Lee says he wants security, but I never understood why athletes insist on playing when they are no longer effective. If given a choice I would rather get more money than a longer contract because it means that you have to work less to get more money. But athletes don't see it that way. They want to stay in the game as long as possible so that is why they negotiate long term contracts even if it reduces their earning power. Not sure why! I would take a 5 year, $100 million contract over a 10 year, $80 million contract every time.




Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

ARM Chair this is what you wrote below, I copied what you wrote me, you didn't know the Luxury Tax Financials... As far as the 153 Million every site has something different for the Salaries of where they were in the beginning of the year and where they ended for final numbers.

DaBears.....teams that dont get playoff revenue do get plenty of luxury tax money which the owners pt in there pockets




Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Bears I know what the luxury tax is and I never stated that it would cover all of the shortfalls for other teams. My point is the Yankees are willing to pay that luxury tax to put a contender on the field every season. Why are so many other teams who have owners with more money than the Steinbrenners not willing to do the same? Btw why dont you admit you were incorrect about the payroll numbers? Just a blowhard I guess



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Don't do it, Cliff!  What is this, the 2007 Indians of New York?  Grab pitchers that beat you in the playoffs in the past (CC, Randy Johnson!) and get em on your team so they can be a 'true' yankee? 
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?  Ah well, Cliff would have gone 0-2 in the WS no matter what team he was on. 



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:08 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Thats what I thought ARM CHAIR you cant answer that.. GOOD TaLK




Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:07 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Armchair you didn't answer this question how many players can these lower market teams get with their 1.4 million dollars the Yankees pay for luxury tax?

You just said that that owners put the Luxury tax in their pockets.. Well, you dont know what your talking about 14 teams split 25 milliion dollars last year.... The Yankees paid 14 teams  a little over 1.4 million dollars each.. Now how many extra players can you get with an extra 1.4 players from the luxory tax Arm Chair? The Revenues from Television to Playoff teams is near 50 million per7 Gam Series for both teams in the playoffs.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:01 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Arm Chair just admit you have no clue what you are talking about when it comes to the luxury tax threshold on teams... U must be from Houston.. Cant admit you just have no clue about the economics of baseball and probably spit tobacco and listen to Billy Ray Sirus down their in Bumpkin Ville.. Go back to your clan meeting and come talk to me when you at least know what the luxury tax really is?



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 2:57 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

DaBears if you are such a stickler for facts and feel the need to be so condescending toward everyone else why do you state as fact that the second highest payroll last year was only 153m? Did you Google that incorrectly? Im sure thats not possible.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Yankees poised to make big offer for Lee

Craig no that those are opening day budgets... How do you think they got Pat Burrell salary on their team... Wait let me guess Santa Claus pays for that.. And the other players they traded for who pays for that... The Buggie Man... The salary for the entire year was 118 million.. my fact are right on. You have to do a little more research then typing San Fransico's 2010 .. How paid for Cody Ross and any other Minor league player that comes up to the majors.. you had 13 minor leaguers come up in 2010 for the Giants that is not on their opening day roster.. The salary is 118 million.. Get your facts straight Craig


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