Ace lefty Cliff Lee has only been a free agent since 12:01am ET Sunday morning, but already a number of teams have called to check in on how he's doing, and what he might want.
Ken Rosenthal reports that 7-8 teams have already shown interest in Lee, just over the past few days. The Rangers and Yankees, of course, remain the consensus favorites, as the former has money and just took Lee to the World Series, while the latter has more money and enters every season as a championship front-runner.
But they aren't the only teams involved. According to Rosenthal, both the Phillies and Dodgers have also checked in, and one can imagine that the Nationals have placed a call or two as well, as they've openly expressed a desire to land a top-of-the-line starter. And then there are a few other mystery teams who have made contact.
It would appear that Lee is destined to either stay a Ranger or become a Yankee. The offseason, though, can be full of surprises.