Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Report: the Yankees to offer Cliff Lee six-year deal, worth $140-150 million

Cliff Lee

FILE -This Oct. 18, 2010, file photo shows Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cliff Lee smiling after the Rangers’ 8-0 win over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of baseball’s American League Championship Series, in New York. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has traveled to Arkansas to meet with free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)


The man who has insisted that there are multiple seven-year offers for Cliff Lee -- Jon Heyman -- reports this morning that, to the extent they exist, they may be mooted by a big offer from the Yankees: six years, $140-150 million.

There are many around the lobby here today who believe that for all of the stuff said about Arkansas, and all of the stuff said about wanting a long deal, Lee really wants the most money. I know. I’m shocked too. At the top end -- $25 million a year -- this offer could easily be richer than any seven-year deal out there, the dollars of which no one has reported.

All of that said, many likewise believe that even if this offer does come today, Lee won’t agree to anything for a few more days. Not like we won’t tell you if that changes of course ...