More from Heyman:
#yankees had no choice but to give lee a 7-year offer. have to think the ballgame is close to over unless #rangers dont field rest of team
And more again from Heyman:
#yankees have to be up to 95 percent to get lee now. hes not afraid of nyc. dont know him personally, just watched last 2 octobers.
Cashman still feeling a big tied up, I’m guessing.
Two comments wrapped up in this retweet from two great bloggers (@TheYankeeU and @mikeaxisa):
RT @mikeaxisa Upping the offer to seven yrs is so dumb. Lee”s market got smaller last night, not larger./ yup. Seems like panic move.
I agree. Adding the extra year is superfluous.
Good stuff from Ben Goessling, noting how the Nats probably screwed themselves for setting the market with their Werth deal:
Crawford’s deal is barely $2 million more a season than the one the Nationals gave Jayson Werth, but the price, at least partially, reflects the way the Nationals helped set the market for Crawford with the Werth deal.…