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Yankees miss out on Lee -- this time

Bronx makes sense when Rangers' newly acquired ace becomes free agent in winter

Updated: July 10, 2010, 2:34 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

SEATTLE -- There is still a feeling around baseball that it is a matter of when, not if, Cliff Lee will become a Yankee.

The Yankees just missed out on Lee on Friday as he was shipped to Texas, but the in-bankruptcy Rangers acquiring Lee assures he will become a free agent.

The Rangers are renting Lee. The Yankees will look to buy.

The Yankees will have one more postseason in which they could possibly face Lee, but then the expectation around baseball is ...

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