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08:13 AM ET 12.09 | This Cliff Lee derby may all be wrapped up for the holidays. Lee, the biggest prize on this year's free-agent market, will make his decision before the end of the weekend, according to a major-league source. No team has emerged as the front-runner, the source said, but the Yankees made a strong push for Lee on Wednesday, offering him a whopping six-year contract. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post that the offer was for more than $137.5 million but less than $150 million. The Rangers also met with Lee's agents on Wednesday, but GM Jon Daniels declined to say whether the Rangers made an offer, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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December 9, 2010  08:28 AM ET

The Yanks have gone to 7 years now....get it right...

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December 9, 2010  08:31 AM ET

Interesting deals being made and/or proposed by the Yankees and Red Sox...

... in my view, advantage to Boston thus far with Gonzalez and Crawford.

December 9, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Sources are reporting that the Yankees and Red Sox have agreed to keep their payrolls under the five hundred million mark for the season.

December 9, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Alright, only the Red Sox promised.

December 9, 2010  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Interesting deals being made and/or proposed by the Yankees and Red Sox...... in my view, advantage to Boston thus far with Gonzalez and Crawford.

now that the sox signed the angels main target i hope they make a huge pull for lee...angels usually make 1 big purchase a year

December 9, 2010  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Yanks have gone to 7 years now....get it right...

7 years should do it - Ryan will go 6 reluctantly but I don't see him going to 7.

December 9, 2010  09:49 AM ET

Lee wants to play with the Yanks anyhow, he would have signed at 6 years. That extra year doesn't really doesn't affect jack, it's just extra fodder for people to talk about.

December 9, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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Sources are reporting that the Yankees and Red Sox have agreed to keep their payrolls under the five hundred million mark for the season.

That's the b3est comment yet. However, I think if they did announce that, they'd both be lying !

December 9, 2010  10:01 AM ET

President Obama and the Republican millionaires should have invited the RedSox and Yankee owners to the meetings to discuss the current budget defecits. Perhaps they could lend the taxpayers some dollars to get out of this hole!

December 9, 2010  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lee wants to play with the Yanks anyhow, he would have signed at 6 years. That extra year doesn't really doesn't affect jack, it's just extra fodder for people to talk about.

If fodder means $23 mio dollars I agree.

December 9, 2010  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If fodder means $23 mio dollars I agree.

No doubt right? Nice fodder. Once their backup plan Crawford was signed, they have to get Lee

December 9, 2010  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let the Yanks sign Lee. The Red Sox are going to KICK THEIR ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, because hitting wins in the postseason right? Oh wait whoops. Sox signed Crawford. Yanks will sign Lee. Pitching wins titles.

December 9, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

No doubt right? Nice fodder. Once their backup plan Crawford was signed, they have to get Lee

Well, a strong case could have been made the Red Sox were the best team in baseball on paper before they signed Crawford. Now, little question I think even if the Yankees sign Lee.

December 9, 2010  10:31 AM ET

Unreal money for Crawford, Lee, and Werth and not one of them looks like they are HOFers. How much is Pujols gonna make if these guys are getting this amount?

December 9, 2010  10:34 AM ET

Lee...dont be a butthead...sign anywhere BUT with the Stankees. start a new precedent and dont sign with the evil empire. you will get a lot more respect. its not every fans dream to see the best free agents sign with them every year....have some stones and stay in Texas or go to some team in contention year in year out . its not about the money. whats another 1 million a year when its already over 10 + . Your arm could help a lot of teams compete with the big spenders. put your arm on the Reds or Twins for example would be awesome. know it wont happen ..but just once i'd like to see it.

December 9, 2010  10:40 AM ET

7 years is insane. It's time to build for the future, not sign old guys to ridiculous contracts. Lee has been good, but what if he breaks down? All that money for Jeter, A-Rod, Texiera is bad enough, but signing another albatross is going to bite them in the arse if they don't wise up.

December 9, 2010  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Well, a strong case could have been made the Red Sox were the best team in baseball on paper before they signed Crawford. Now, little question I think even if the Yankees sign Lee.

I don't know...maybe...

December 9, 2010  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Lee...dont be a butthead...sign anywhere BUT with the Stankees. start a new precedent and dont sign with the evil empire. you will get a lot more respect. its not every fans dream to see the best free agents sign with them every year....have some stones and stay in Texas or go to some team in contention year in year out . its not about the money. whats another 1 million a year when its already over 10 + . Your arm could help a lot of teams compete with the big spenders. put your arm on the Reds or Twins for example would be awesome. know it wont happen ..but just once i'd like to see it.

the red sox aree being just like the yankees now. There getting everybody this offseason. so the yankees can get one of the top prizes in lee. lets go yanks and beat the sox in the alcs

 
December 9, 2010  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Lee...dont be a butthead...sign anywhere BUT with the Stankees. start a new precedent and dont sign with the evil empire. you will get a lot more respect. its not every fans dream to see the best free agents sign with them every year....have some stones and stay in Texas or go to some team in contention year in year out . its not about the money. whats another 1 million a year when its already over 10 + . Your arm could help a lot of teams compete with the big spenders. put your arm on the Reds or Twins for example would be awesome. know it wont happen ..but just once i'd like to see it.

the red sox are being like the yankees this offseason and getting everybody they want. Let the yankees get the top prize in lee. Lets go yanks beat the sox in the alcs. title 28 happens this year

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