Source: Yankees, M's halt talks on Lee

Updated: July 9, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Trade talks between the Mariners and Yankees about left-hander Cliff Lee appeared to be at the 1-yard line Friday morning, but by the middle of the afternoon those negotiations had stalled, a source said.

It's unclear whether the Yankees and Mariners will re-start their talks. The Rays, Twins, Rangers and Reds also have shown interest in acquiring the biggest difference-making player on the trade market.

The Yankees had offered Seattle a three-player package, centered around catcher ...

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