Yankees Notes: Lee, Sisco

A few Yankees-related tidbits..

  • Jack Curry of YES (via these Twitter links) spoke to Cliff Lee about his offseason and flirtation with the Yankees.  The left-hander said that before the Phillies got involved, the Yankees were a "likely possibility".  Lee had three good options in the Yankees, Phillies, and Rangers, but ultimately felt that he could win multiple titles with the Phils, despite seeing the Yanks as "attractive".  Even though Lee left money on the table to return to Philadelphia, he says that one monster contract is just as good as another in his view.
  • Despite reports to the contrary, the Yankees did not release left-handed pitcher Andy Sisco, writes Josh Norris of The Trentonian.  The 6'10" hurler has a 5.18 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 5.7 BB/9 in 151 career big league appearances.  His last stint in the majors came in 2007 with the White Sox.


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  1. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Just to translate, if Lee didn’t sign with the Phillies he might have signed with the yanks. Thanks for clearing that up.

    • To quote ricky bobby “if you aint first you’re last”

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      My little kid scooped Curry’s article about 3 months ago.

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      haha groundbreaking, I know.

      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        Just remember, something might go down somewhere in some way at some point in time. So look sharp!

    • Haha.

      Didn’t the Rangers offer the most guaranteed money? I see a lot of the anti-Yankee crowd laughing at the Yankees for missing out on him, which is odd if the Rangers offered the best overall deal. But I guess people hate the Yankees more than they do the Rangers, so it makes sense I suppose. Just thought since he made it to the WS with the Rangers and the fact that he turned down the best overall deal from the the same team it would get more attention, but as usual all eyes are on the Yankees.

      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        I don’t know and for some strange yet completely understandable reason I do not care who offered Cliff Lee what. It doesn’t really matter anyway, it’s not like Lee turned down $150M for major league minimum.

        Cliff Lee is a Philly, the world is still spinning, and Mayan Calender 2012 apocalypse is one of the most misinterpreted things in the world.

  2. InvalidUserID 4 years ago

    Yankees need to get over Lee already. It’s like crying over a girl that turned down a date…move on. As a Yankees fan, it sure would have been nice and filled a huge hole in the rotation but can’t cry over spilled milk.

    • who is crying?

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      Does Jack Curry have a role in the Yanks front office? News to me if he does. Geesh.

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      I don’t know where you’re getting that from, but from my view, it seems only sports writers are the ones that keep repeating the story. We fans have been over it for a while. And I’m sure the Yankees organization has been over it since the day it was announced. On to the next one…

      • Muggi 4 years ago

        Visit the ESPN boards and you’ll see what this guy means. It’s a wasteland of sour-grapes Yanks fans and Giants fans begging like schoolkids for the attention they feel they deserve for being the champs.

        Sometimes I really wonder why I still post there.

        • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

          So do I. Point is he was refering to what a writer said, and wasn’t speaking for the Yanks organization. Do we wish he signed w/ the Yanks? Of course. Is it the end of the world? No.

          And the Giants fans deserve to get some shine until someone dethrones them.

          • Jason Klinger 4 years ago

            Agreed on the Giants. As a Phillies fan, I’m here to say the Giants were the better team in the NLCS and deserved to win the WS trophy. I look forward to a rematch. With all that pitching on both sides, we might get a 7-game series in which all 7 games end 1-0.

        • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

          Your better off posting here, most other forums have either a huge amount of troll and spammers.

  3. Karsch 4 years ago

    Whats up with all these reports that are completly off? Like when Orlando Cabrera was going to retire.

  4. woadude 4 years ago

    Seriously, every sports writer needs to get over the fact that Lee is a Philadelphia Phillie, everyone predicted wrong, and now that he has put an ink smear on his contract and made it official, aren’t there other players and other teams to talk about than this old, tired, and getting moldy to think about topic?

    • Karsch 4 years ago

      Michael Young?

      • stl_cards16 4 years ago

        Why? Can he pitch?

        -B. Cashman

        Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

      • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

        Please, no. That has to be the most annoying (non)story of the off season. I can stomach Lee, A-Gon, Crawford, or Pettitte, and I’m a Yankees fan… but this whole soap opera involving Young just turned me off from hot stove rumors.

  5. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Yanks have a good shot at winning a 5 on 5 Grapefruit league basketball team competition if there is one.

    CC @ 6’7, Sisco @ 6’10, Betances @ 6’8, Brackman @ 6’10 and Banuelos can play the role as the “scrappy and fiesty” undersized PG.

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      Knicks need to win this game against Miami tonight first!

      • MB923 4 years ago

        When Lebron takes the last shot when his team is trailing, you know there’s a great chance you will hold on and win.

        • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

          hahaa What a great game! That block on Lebron by Amar’e in the final seconds was straight money. Knicks are back! It feels good for basketball to be relevant in the city again.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Yeah definitely. Reminds of the old 90’s rivalry of Knicks/Heat

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            I’ve always been so envious of people from new york.. first off I love the city, and second off the star players in leagues WANT to play in new york

            basketball players can’t wait to leave toronto, meanwhile Melo only wants to play in NYC
            so lucky!

          • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

            Toronto is a cool city

          • ellisburks 4 years ago

            You would think that with the amount of basketball stars you see in the strip clubs in Toronto and our lax “no friction” laws they would be chomping at the bit to play in Toronto.

          • Chrisn313 4 years ago

            You’re welcome for chauncey

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

      Can CC jump high enough to dunk?

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        If Eddy Curry could defy gravity long enough to dunk then I’m sure CC will be fine.

      • Chrisn313 4 years ago

        Gravity CC= No.

        • Chrisn313 4 years ago

          I guess plus signs don’t show up, but equal signs do. Hm.

    • woadude 4 years ago

      Betances looked really smooth the other day, he is a true rising prospect.

  6. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I can’t wait for the season to start so writers can start writing about things more meanigful like wins and losses. And how great the prospects are doing in actual minor league games.

  7. LordD99 4 years ago

    Cliff Lee left money on the table at the back-end of the deal, but he still took the highest offer based on annual average. The Phillies offer was about $2 million more per year than the Yankees, which means Lee passed Sabathia as the highest-paid pitcher in the game. Setting the bar higher is the main goal of the Player’s Union, and something to keep in mind with Pujols, who would probably also take a couple years less in contract length for a higher annual-average salary.

    • Thank you. Cliff Lee did not leave money on the table. Everyone is conveniently forgetting the 12.5 M buy-out he gets just for going away if he doesn’t meet the requirements for the Phillies to pick up his 27M option.

      He will either get a 132.5M over 5 years or 147.M over 6 years.

      • Jessamynn 4 years ago

        The buyout is actually factored into the guaranteed money already, so it actually IS 5/120 INCLUDING buyout.

        Actual salary is 5 years, $107.5 million; the buyout increases the total to 5/120.

        Source: Cots

        • Even so, didn’t Texas offer the best overall deal? If they did, I wish the anti-Yankee crowd would let this die.

          • Jessamynn 4 years ago

            I think the best offer from the Rangers (that we know of) was 6 years, $138 million. I’ve seen that number from more credible sources than any other number.

            However, I believe that offer had so much money deferred that it actually was barely worth more than $120 million over 6.

            Source: SI.com

        • Chrisn313 4 years ago

          Served.

      • LifeLongYankeeFan 4 years ago

        Hey Carl how yeah been hows the stach doing lol. Good luck this year.

      • nm344 4 years ago

        you really have no clue what you’re talking about.

  8. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Is anyone interested to see what Ban, Bets and Brack can do if they were to stay with the Yanks all of 2011? Wouldn’t it be great if we could integrate 2 of the year into the 2011 rotation along with CC and Hughes hopefully?

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      YES! I was just telling Larry Deluca that in another thread. I feel like a fan of a small market team, waiting for prospects to come to the major league team rather than just looking forward to free agency. I still see Brackman as a closer, but the other two can definitely be in the starting rotation, imo.

  9. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I wonder where the closer thing comes from. He certainly has the ability to be a front end starter and with Mo under contract for 2 years, Soriano possibly for 3 and Joba still in the mix it would seem that the pen would be the last place I’d want to stick him, especially considering how tough it’s been of late to sign/trade for them.

  10. why did cashman make a comment like..”You will NOT see them this year…” (banuelos,betances,brackman)…why?? what possible reason cld he have to say that…wtf happened to “no comment”?

    • Jason Klinger 4 years ago

      My guess is they don’t want to start the service-time clock until they absolutely have to. Club control of affordable players is as important to the Yankees as any other team – maybe more so since they have tied up so much money signing FAs over the last few years.

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