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Yankees Are 'Livid' With Mariners For Completing Cliff Lee Trade With Rangers

The Mariners, it seems, had a Cliff Lee trade with the Yankees all but sewn up when the Rangers jumped in at the last second and pried Lee away. This didn't make the Yankees very happy:

#Yankees livid with #Mariners. Believed they had deal, then M's took it to #Rangers saying put Smoak in and Lee is yours... #MLB
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#Rangers jumped. Adams' ankle injury was excuse for M's to back out. "You just don't do business that way," one Yankee official said. #MLB

Of course, it's difficult to feel too bad for a team in New York's position, and given that they're currently the favorite to sign Lee as a free agent anyway, they are receiving very little sympathy after today's turn of events.