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08:05 AM ET 11.02 | Cliff Lee may be looking at yet another home pitching address. Frankly, whatever the Rangers do, it might not make a difference. By all appearances, Lee wants to be a Yankee. He'd like to team with his friend, CC Sabathia. He could play for an organization that doesn't rebuild, it annexes someone else's. He didn't even hold it against the Yankees when his wife was spat upon by Yankees fans. Either he's determined to keep an open mind or chivalry is dead. And then there's this: A late-bloomer, Lee loves the big stage. It's the main reason he's been so effective in the postseason. As anyone in New York will tell you, there's no bigger stage.

The Dallas Morning News

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November 2, 2010  08:07 AM ET

If so...

Thanks for everything, Cliff!!!

November 2, 2010  08:17 AM ET

Yeah he's buddies with CC, has nothing to do with $$$$$$$$

November 2, 2010  08:27 AM ET

At least the Yanks won't have to worry about Lee pandering to the Sox in an effort to drive up his price tag. The Sox already made their bed with Lackey.... money well spent, huh Theo?

2011: "Bridge Year", Part Deux

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November 2, 2010  08:30 AM ET

"He didn't even hold it against the Yankees when his wife was spat upon by Yankees fans."

Old New York City is a friendly old town,
From Washington Heights to Harlem on down.
There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around,
They'll kick you when you're up and knock you when you're down.
It's hard times in the city,
Livin' down in New York town.

November 2, 2010  08:30 AM ET

He should stay right there in Texas...

November 2, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Bro, bring your honey to the BIG Apple for the love of the money.

November 2, 2010  08:55 AM ET

Yankees will buy him...if they can't beat em' they buy em'....

November 2, 2010  09:00 AM ET

All the ranger fans saw what he did on the biggest stage.......Got rocked by the Vagiants!

November 2, 2010  09:02 AM ET

When did this guy write this, a week ago? He was on the absolute biggest stage for Game 1 and Game 5 and was 0-2... He failed on the biggest baseball stage at what was supposed to be a weak lineup. The Rangers might not have made it to the WS without him, but when his team needed him the most he didn't come through. Congrats to the Giants!!

November 2, 2010  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

At least the Yanks won't have to worry about Lee pandering to the Sox in an effort to drive up his price tag. The Sox already made their bed with Lackey.... money well spent, huh Theo?2011: "Bridge Year", Part Deux

I'll give Lackey another chance... he was too solid in Anaheim not too.

November 2, 2010  09:11 AM ET

lets go cliff dont make it a long process so we could focus our efforts and trying to get carl crawford as well..........lol i doubt we do get both but just want to add some fuel to the haters fire

November 2, 2010  09:28 AM ET

Interesting. So, somebody doesn't think the World Series is a "big stage"? New York is more like the "big asylum".

November 2, 2010  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thanks Dallas Morning News for telling us somthing that we already know. And wasnt there a report by Gammons that Lee was re-signing with the Rangers? Until he signs, dont believe a word anyone says

Peter Gammons is an excellent reverse barometer on such matters

November 2, 2010  09:33 AM ET
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Lee had one bad pitch last night...but it ain't all on him.where were Hamilton, Vlad and Cruz in this series...the giants pitching is fantastic...shut down every player but Moreland. They kept Andurs off base and didn't allow the rangers to run at all.And Ron Washington was out managed...why he didn't have Andrus bunt last night with a man on first and no outs late in the game is beyond me.

Granted, Lee needed to shut down the Giants to win given the Rangers lack of hitting, but a three run outing hardly a disaster. And for Washington, the AL is not used to playing close games and bunting. They clearly were outmanaged, out pitched and out hit in the series.

November 2, 2010  09:36 AM ET
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and Aurbre Huff's bunt said a lot about that team...no superstars in that lineup but everyone did there job and did it well.I thoroughly enjoyed that series.

Although I'm not anti DH at all, you can see where the little things get lost (bunting, moving runners over, etc) while waiting around for a three run jack. A low scoring pitching dependent team, with no DH, has to do the little things well, so they get good at them. Texas was a victim of their offensive success. In a tight, low scoring series they could not execute on the little things.

November 2, 2010  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If so... Thanks for everything, Cliff!!!

Sorry your team didn't win it Otis, On the bright side you have a solid chance at landing Lee and even if you don't your team is still one of the best teams in the AL.

November 2, 2010  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thanks Dallas Morning News for telling us somthing that we already know. And wasnt there a report by Gammons that Lee was re-signing with the Rangers? Until he signs, dont believe a word anyone says

I agree! I usually take what Gammons says before what a beat writer for a local paper says. I really hope Lee makes a home in Texas and not in New York. I am a big fan of his and if he goes to any team other than the Yanks I will still root for him. Being a long time Indians fan its hard to see your star players go and when they make their way to the big city, by Cleveland law you have to cut all cheering for them. lol

November 2, 2010  09:44 AM ET
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if you watched the ALCS the Rangers played more like that...took extra bases, stole bases, bunted, moved runners up...Washington must've fallen off the wagon.

You are absolutely right, the Rangers played small ball all year. They were very active on the base path, they hit and ran and bunted their way into scoring all year. Their only problem in the WS was they ran into a team that played the best they have all year.
The Giants deserve a TON of credit because they played the games flawless from pitching to hitting and everything in between.
Congratulations Giants fans, 56 years is a long time to wait but it makes the victory so much sweeter.

 
November 2, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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if you watched the ALCS the Rangers played more like that...took extra bases, stole bases, bunted, moved runners up...Washington must've fallen off the wagon.

I definitely saw few signs of small ball in this series. When you're being shut down, you MUST manufacture runs. But I guess you need a few base runners just to have the opportunity to move runners up. What did the Rangers have, like six baserunners in the last two games?

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