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.… Click here to read the rest