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Cliff Lee Forcing Yankees and Rangers To Wait

Is no news actually bad news for the New York Yankees when it comes to Cliff Lee? It appears the baseball world will have to wait at least a little bit longer for the prized free-agent left-hander to make his choice between the Yankees and Texas Rangers.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he has “no clue” what Lee will do. Texas manager Ron Washington is optimistic that Lee will stay with the Rangers.

The Yankees say they will not increase the offer they have made to Lee. Thus all both sides can do is wait for Lee to make up his mind.

The New York Times reminds that while Yankee resources give them an edge, they don’t always get their man.

With the Boston Red Sox having signed outfielder Carl Crawford and traded for slugging first baseman Adrain Gonzalez there is pressure on the Yankees to fill their need for another top-flight starter, a weakness that was glaring in the 2010 playoffs. If they can’t Lee, there really is no one else currently on the market who fits the description.