Weighing the options for Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee will base his decision on money, if only because that is what free agents do. You know how it goes -- nothing personal, just business.
But let's assume the Texas Rangers will attack the New York Yankees in the coming weeks with the same ferocity they unleashed on them in the ALCS. Let's assume that Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg will instruct team president Nolan Ryan to throw some high heat under the Yankees' chin, and that Texas will construct an offer -- inflated by the lack of a state income tax -- that lands it right in the Steinbrenners' ballpark.
What happens if the competing offers amount to a wash? Should Clifton Phifer Lee stay or should he go?
To see what Mr. O'Connor thinks Cliff Lee will do, click here.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.