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Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

Posted on: December 1, 2010 10:15 am
Edited on: December 1, 2010 11:02 am
 
Lee The Rangers are prepared to make an offer to keep star left-handed starter Cliff Lee, reports the New York Post .

The team is willing to go to five years to retain Lee, but it's not clear if five years will be in the original tender. Lee is thought to have a five- or six-year offer in hand from New York, and Texas believes New York will pay Lee $23 million a year.

The Rangers already know they can't top that average annual salary, but are hoping the absence of a state tax and proximity to his Arkansas home will be selling points. Club officials are split on whether Lee will return.

Texas has already prepared backup plans for Lee, although one of them likely dissipated when Jorge de la Rosa chose to return to Colorado. That may be why the Rangers want a resolution shortly, so other backup plans (Zack Greinke?) remain feasible.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

Did some thug just say "millins" and "billins". Jesus Christ, God help America with tools like this runnin round the burroughs. Do we need anymore evidence that the fecalhole that is NY is filled with troglodytes?? The Yanks outspend everyone else CUZ THEY CAN. Nothin illegal, un-ethical or immoral about it. If you don't like it, stop patronizing the sport and hit em where it hurts, the wallet. Trust me, havin not watched a game since Bill Bucktard effed us, it pains me to support the Yankees modus operandi but there is nothing wrong with what they do within the realms of MLB's rules. Tell me this, oh haters of capitalism: If you owned a business that far out-earned your competition and could hire the best and the brightest, would you refrain from hiring said out of some sense of benevolence??? Thought so. Go to Anyballpark USA and see who the biggest draw is: Sox and Yanks. With a huge percentage of those fans wearing Sox/Yanks gear in the enemies stadium.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:27 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

hey candyjeff    probably should be candyass    i am guessing if I did go to a strip club, I would see your relatives performing. Get a life loser.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:11 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

to the ignorant yankee fan pokerpro..the yankees have more money to invest..thats an advantage that other owners dont have..they invest, but in accordance with what they make..the yankees are a problem..let me put it so u get it..the cowboys are americas team and have more money than any other team, but they dont have any advantages..its an equal playing field..which america also is known for..equal opportunity..in baseball, with them..they keep spending..which is what takes away from baseballs integrity..while not breaking rules..its not an even field..tilted..football has it right..finally..and anyone has equal chance to win..hardly what america wanted from its national sport..yankee fans dont get it..they dont..so u keep being a frontrunner and root for the  best..since in ur life youre at the bottom..u need a hug..go to a strip club



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:09 pm
 

The YankMe way

If you can't beat them, then buy them.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:01 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

every free agent season this happens..people cry that yankees overbid and its not fair..then yanke fans reply with other owners are being cheap..not investing..wake up..you cant outbid the yankees, but george steinbrenner did this..bad for baseball equality, but not guaranteed success..yankees are worth more and make more than any team, so dont say owners dont invest..they dont have the same amt of money..iq of someone who thinks this way is negative..football is our best sport because there is equality..a real cap..every market has a chance



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:55 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

You Yankee haters keep saying they are a disgrace because they buy players, and they can only do this because they make more money. So you think the solution is for the owners to keep the profits and not invest them back in the team? That is stupid and basically Unamerican. This country has become great because of capitalism, and certain people had vision, and made millins, or billins because of it. Everybody benefited. The Yankees are investing their profits back into their product. That doesn't make sense? If you don't believe in that then go live in a socialistic society, and you can stop being jealous of their success. That jealousy fuels the Yankees and their fans more than you know. I went to Fenway the last weekend of the regular season and what I experienced was the biggest bunch of losers I could have ever imagined. They are OBSESSED with hating the Yankees. I mean totally obsessed. I did have to remind a few of them that my team was going to the playoffs and theirs was going home, but they still didn't get it. The Red sox spend a fortune. they conveniently forget that. They accused the Yankees of winning because they have cheaters (steroid guys). Great arguement until it was revealed that Manny and that dopey smiling Ortiz were no better and they used illegal substances also.



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:34 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

It amazes me how emotions dictate ignorant comments like this one!  If it wasn't for the Yankees who is going to put money in the pockets of the other team owners?  You need to blame the other team owners who take this money and put it in their own pockets instead of investing it into their own ballparks and players.



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:24 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

As much as I hate NY, it's true. They do whatever it takes. Until the rules are changed, can't knock em.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

Yankees are a disgrace to the game.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Rangers prepared to offer five years to Lee

I'm so sick of hearing that the Yankees do what it takes to field a winning team by spending more and that other owners don't want to.  That is such bogus!  They spend more because they make more!!!  They make more because they are in bigger markets!  Plain and simple.  The Yank$ cable contract alone covers their payroll each year so don't buy that crap that they heroes for fielding a team full of all-stars.


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