LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Yankees have made their offer to Cliff Lee.
Internally, the Yankees are comfortable with a six-year deal north of Johan Santana’s $137.5 million contract but less than $150 million.
A six-year pact in the $144 million range would make Lee the highest paid pitcher ever on a multi-year contract. His $24 million average would be $1 million more than CC Sabathia averages on his seven-year, $161 million contract.
The next move will be up to Lee, who has stayed at home in Arkansas during the Winter Meetings.