Good e-migo Maury Brown tweeted this not that long ago, and he’s right:
After lat night, if the Yankees add an eighth year to their offer, this will be more about losing to the Rangers than getting Cliff Lee.
The Red Sox have $594.75 million in salary commitments through 2018, not quite $19 million less than the Yankees’ $613.28 million. The Yankees’ committed dollars are just a little more than 3% greater than those of the Red Sox.
This should not be “CLIFF LEE AT ANY COST”. It just shouldn’t, but it feels like it’s turning into just that. Sure, if Lee stays in Texas, it’s possible Pettitte decides to hang ‘em up, too. That would leave two gaping holes in the rotation. Cashman could very easily* try to trade the entire farm system for Zack Greinke or lefties Johan Santana or Francisco Liriano.…