The competition continues between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.

The two teams are right in the thick of the race for free-agent ace pitcher Cliff Lee, who is at the center of offseason news in Major League Baseball. Lee was traded to the Rangers last season from Seattle, and helped Texas in its historic run to its first World Series.

The Yankees had originally thought they would land Lee, and have made him their top priority. But New York is also busy working on contracts with shortstop Derek Jeter and closer Mariano Rivera, two of the most beloved players in franchise history.

Both teams are just part of what’s already been a busy offseason that’s included plenty of trades, contract agreements and rumors.

Let’s examine 10 stories that are out there:  

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