So I wake up this morning and I've got my uncle texting me saying the Yankees are going to make a deal for Cliff Lee today. I tell him that there's no way; it's a dumb move. Then I fire up the computer at work and every website is talking about it, Joel Sherman is writing stories about it, everything is centered around Jesus Montero, and the deal could possibly go down as soon as today.
Is this even the real world right now?? What the fuck is going on? Are the Yankees really that concerned about having to face him one more time in the regular season that they're going to pull the trigger and give up their best prospect just to avoid him? He's ONE FUCKING GUY!!! And he's a fucking free agent AFTER THIS SEASON!!! The Yankees have 2 lights out starters, another one who made the All-Star team, and 2 who have been pitching much better of late. They don't need any more starters this year. They need fucking bullpen help. Unless the plan is to include Joba in the package and Make Lee Mo's new setup man, this is a terrible idea.
Is the entire city of New York just off their collective rockers because the Knicks didn't get LeBron James last night? Yeah, that must be it. That's the only logical explanation for this situation.
If this trade happens today, I am going to be fucking bullshit.
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