Yanks' Plan B after Cliff Lee is patience

Updated: December 15, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Cliff Lee's decision to spurn the Yankees' seven-year, $148 million offer in favor of returning to the Philadelphia Phillies for perhaps as much as $48 million less hasn't left New York brass desperate.

"Where do we go from here? Plan B is patience," general manager Brian Cashman said. "We'll engage the remaining free-agent and trade market and pursue what interests us at the level we feel is appropriate."

While Lee's decision came as a shock to just about everyone in baseball, the ...

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