Let the fun begin: according to MLB Trade Rumors, the Yankees are flying to Arkansas on Wednesday to meet with free agent pitcher Cliff Lee (and considering he's been a free agent since Sunday, it's surprising it took this long, really).
The New York Post's Joel Sherman adds that Brian Cashman, the general manager, will be the team's representative attending the meeting with Lee, but the Yankees are not expected to make a contract offer (not yet, anyways). Sherman also reports that New York is the first club "to take advantage of an open invitation to visit Lee in his native Arkansas, but they are not expected to be the last."
Indeed, Ken Rosenthal has already said that seven to eight teams are interested in acquiring Lee, including the New York's A.L. East rival, the Boston Red Sox. At this point though, the Yankees and Texas Rangers are assumed to be the front-runners.