Cliff Lee signing with the New York Yankees would be very lucrative, yet very costly to his legacy.

Part of the reason why is perception and image, but another part is the impact joining the Yankees could have on his actual on-the-diamond legacy.

He’ll certainly be the most sought-after player on this year’s “Hot Stove,” and New York is always a contender in that market.

Inside we offer 10 reasons why joining the Yankees would ruin his budding legacy as one of baseball’s elite.

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