Maybe even one of those edible arrangement things made of fruit – boy are they good! See, Cliff Lee apparently decided to forgo about $30 million dollars to NOT play for the Yankees. Good for him!
When the news broke at the midnight hour on the East Coast that Lee had agreed to a contract with the Phillies for five years and about $120 million — some two years and almost $30 million less than his highest offer — there was still little clarity on many unanswered questions.
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And the notion of baseball-player-as-mercenary has taken a hit, as a man who could have made history with the second-largest contract ever given to a pitcher instead rejected that offer to play where he felt most comfortable. It’s a move surely to be wildly popular not just among Philadelphia fans but also throughout baseball — except, of course, in Texas and New York, who are now scrambling for backup plans.
I think saying that NY is “scrambling” for a back-up plan is probably a little strong for a team with a payroll the size that it is, but I am happy that they are sad. Is that bad? I don’t really care if it is . . .