Cashman confirms that Yankees have made offer to Lee

The Lee-Crawford payroll situation
Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Three

Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters not too long ago that the team did in fact made an offer to free agent lefty Cliff Lee today. Earlier it appeared that the Yankees didn’t get a chance to make an offer before agent Darek Braunecker took off. Details of the offer are unknown, but it’s widely believed to be six years and somewhere around $140M.

The Lee-Crawford payroll situation
Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Three
  • mbonzo

    So Braunecker went to AK to get Cliff Lee to come to Orlando.

    • jb

      What’s in Alaska?

      • Chris

        You can see Russia.

        • The Almighty Binder

          …while banging Bristol Palin.

          • Warrior86

            You’re a disgusting pig, Almighty Binder. Hope the RAB
            Administrators delete your vile comment because as we all know no politics, right?

          • Pat D

            Something about her that I don’t like. And it’s not her parents.

            • Warrior86

              Doesn’t mean she deserves all the rabid hatred she recieves from the bitter and savage blogosphere.

              The same with her whole family, always the most savage hatred goes to them like their truely the epitome of evil… Why can people simple ignore those they don’t like?

              Don’t any of those who oppose her famous mom realize all this vile language only gathers her more sympathy and support?

              • Pat D

                I think you’re getting too riled up about this.

                • ross

                  It’s what happens when Briston Palin rebuffs your advances.

          • alan

            As long it is your —- banging Bristol, not mine. Cliff Lee and Tiger could have quite a party together, huh ?

      • mbonzo

        He’s hunting polar bear.

        • Pat D

          I thought endangered arctic wolves was the popular game.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Well that explains why Braunecker left. He had the two offers from the top suitors, so why stick around?

  • Bryan L

    And so it begins.

  • vin

    Just wondering – Why didn’t you slash Brauecker’s tires before he had the chance to leave? What’s the purpose of you and Joe being down there, then?

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      +33 (or whatever number Lee will wear when he’s a Yankee)

      • Sal

        He wil wear 31

        • Pat D

          I wonder if they would have retired that number if Winfield had picked a Yankee hat for his HOF plaque.

          • I Am Not The Droids You’re Looking For (is off to masterstroke myself)

            Players don’t pick.

            • Pat D

              Yea. Because of Winfield picking the Padres, and then getting a front office job with and his number retired by the Padres. He was given the choice because of how much time he spent with both teams.

  • bexarama

    This is the song that never ends
    Yes it goes on and on my friends
    Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was
    And they’ll continue singing it forever just because…

    • mustang

      Lamb chops play-Along.

      tear running down face

      • mustang

        too funny

  • Mister Delaware

    I wonder if it was in a formal setting or Cashman shouting “FIVE YEARS, $110MM” as he chased Braunecker down the street. I hope the latter.

    • Plank

      I would hope Braunecker had his fingers in his ears and was saying “I’m not listening, I’m not listening, I’m not listening.”

    • A.D.

      Yeah i pictured this, Cash force-ably making an offer similar to being served with a subpoena

      • Warrior86

        Don’t forget Cash is perfectly capable of repeling down

        buildings to locate his target! Remember over the weekend he

        got this unsavory character trying to ruin the upcoming


        • I Am Not The Droids You’re Looking For (is off to masterstroke myself)

          Interesting use of the c/r!

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Brauneker: Brian, what are you doing here? i’m all packed up, they’re bringing my car around to the front for me right now, i’m out of here. I have other clients ya know

    Cash-$: Listen dickweed, I’ve been playing your bs games all week, your not leaving here until I’ve made an offer.

    Brauneker: I’ve already spoken to six teams who are willing to go to seven years.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Cash-$: (Throws Brauneker against the wall clutching his neck)Oh really? And who would these seven teams be Mr. Brauneker? Be careful with your answer because it may be your last.

      Brauneker: (Whimpering in fear) However another offer on the table from you Mr. Cashman would be an honor?

      Cash-$: Six years 140 million and if you ever try to pull this shit over on me again it will be your head on the line, or should I say my mantle.

      • mj

        hahahahahahahah just made my day, im sitteng thur a boring lecture

      • DCBX

        IETC, hilarious

  • Danny T

    about flippin time

    • vin

      or should I say my mantle.

      :Camera cuts to a ghostly Mickey Mantle in a white t-shirt with rolled-up sleeves, tapping a bat in his hands:

      • vin

        Doh… stupid replay fail.

  • John NY

    I take it as a good sign. He got the mysterious 7 year offers from the two teams……and the Yanks’offer. I’d bet Braun-a-douche went to the Rangers this morning and said….see ya! (Michael Kay style)

  • Kevin

    Yeah, I do not know what happened today, but boy, I would’ve loved to see Cash behind closed doors flipping a cow over how Cliff Lee’s agent is acting with this. Doesn’t Brauny know that when a team with a steep tradition in winning and championships comes running toward him and his agent with all the money that Lee could ever dream of, that Derek says “okay Cash, 6 years, $144 million a year it is, we’ll have the press conference at the stadium next week. Hey Cliff, how does number 36 sound?”

  • YankeesGirly

    About time, that explains why he left, he got what he wanted to hear and now has to to cliff lee to discuss and make decision!

    • Granderslam

      Yeah, I wonder if that’s why he took off. Maybe tomorrow Lee will already be in Pinstripes. All he needs to do now is say yes.

  • John

    Should we get excited?

  • YankeesGirly
  • Awesome123

    Finally!! Lee will be ours.

    • John

      If it is gay to think about Cliff Lee all day, then call me Liberace.

  • T-Long is saying Cliff Lee is going to sign with Texas. Man I hope they’re incorrect.

    • Wes

      How on earth would Silva know? He doesn’t seem as though he is a reliable source. Maybe, it’s just me.

    • nathan

      I for one hope he signs with Texas. Bank on it, before his deal is done his oblique and back injuries will flare up

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    It angers me that somebody as irrelevant as Cliff Lee is dominating the headlines when the baseball world she be more concerned with the Brewers signing WIL NIEVES!!!!!! Congrats, Wil. I think I speak for the entire Yankee Universe when I said we greatly miss you and your offensive supremacy.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      What he said!

  • Juke Early

    DATELINE: Yokum Cabin, Ozark Mountains-

    The “Mystery Team” in the Cliff Lee Sweepstakes is the Arkansas Travelers (AA Texas League). Lee has been offered a lifetime legacy contract worth a potential $86,423. 17. It also includes huntin’ n’ fishin’ rights to the entire state of Arkansas to Lee and his family in perpetuity, along with cabin, camo duds, weapons, ammunition, beef jerky, a brand new jeep per year, Sam’s Club shopper’s membership & access to Bill Clinton’s blackbook.

    Word to Cliff – polar bears hunt humans when they are peckish.