Report: the Yankees to offer Cliff Lee six-year deal, worth $140-150 million

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The man who has insisted that there are multiple seven-year offers for Cliff Lee — Jon Heyman — reports this morning that, to the extent they exist, they may be mooted by a big offer from the Yankees: six years, $140-150 million.

There are many around the lobby here today who believe that for all of the stuff said about Arkansas, and all of the stuff said about wanting a long deal, Lee really wants the most money.  I know. I’m shocked too. At the top end — $25 million a year — this offer could easily be richer than any seven-year deal out there, the dollars of which no one has reported.

All of that said, many likewise believe that even if this offer does come today, Lee won’t agree to anything for a few more days. Not like we won’t tell you if that changes of course …

World Series Umpires Announced

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Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the World Series.

The crew chief will be Gerry Davis. Davis was worked 136 career Postseason games, which are the most of any umpire in Major League Baseball history. This is his sixth World Series overall and third time as crew chief.

Joining Davis will be Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Cuzzi will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. Cuzzi will not be a field umpire for any of the games.

The breakdown: