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08:11 AM ET 07.03 | Forgive Astros first baseman Carlos Lee for not wanting, at least for now, to talk about an unpleasant topic. [Lee] didn't have much to say to reporters on Monday in Pittsburgh, one day after a proposed trade to the Dodgers fell through. The Dodgers backed out while awaiting a decision on whether Lee would waive his limited no-trade clause. Lee, who's in the final year of a six-year, $100 million deal, said Saturday he wanted to make a decision by the end of the weekend, but he left Chicago on Sunday saying he needed more time. The Dodgers pulled the plug on Sunday. "When I'm ready to talk, I'll come to you," Lee politely told reporters at PNC Park prior to the game against the Pirates.

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July 3, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I don't think we'll ever see the Stro's do a deal of that magnitude again.

July 3, 2012  09:21 AM ET

What in the hell does he want? He has to think about an opportunity to go from a last place team to a contender. What is there to think about?

July 3, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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What in the hell does he want? He has to think about an opportunity to go from a last place team to a contender. What is there to think about?

He didn't want to be associated with Dodger fans. That's a sign of wisdom. His stock just went way up in my book.

July 3, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Lee you could have return the favor to the Astros for that $100 million stupid contract they gave you 6 years ago.

July 3, 2012  09:44 AM ET

He owns a ranch is the Houston area, and he scored big years ago when the Astros bid against themselves to sign this guy. He has to think about being gone for a few months to possibly play for a team that can contend. This guy is obviously not a winner, just a check casher. If the Astros bring this guy back (because you know he wants to stay since he is so comfortable), they better not pay him more than the veteran minumum or else they are fools.

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July 3, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Lee you could have return the favor to the Astros for that $100 million stupid contract they gave you 6 years ago.

Good point. Why not let the Astros trade you and let them get some prospects back to help rebuild, then you can resign with them a few months later? Because you don't care, that's why. Heaven forbid you go play for the Dodgers for a few months and then come back.

July 3, 2012  10:11 AM ET

He's going to love The American League, he can now sleep in between Innings!!!

July 3, 2012  12:31 PM ET

.....lee shows his true colors....and ensures he is done after this year......unless he wants to play for almost minimum.....

July 3, 2012  02:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What in the hell does he want? He has to think about an opportunity to go from a last place team to a contender. What is there to think about?

He doesnt want to uproot his family who are probably very content where they live. If the guy is going to retire after this season why would he want to uproot his family from a good location that works for them...Yeah I am sure winning is on his mind but at this point the dodgers aint winning a world series with or without him so why bother?

July 3, 2012  04:20 PM ET

He's made his millions, his career is winding down, and Houston has been his home for a quite a few years now. I don't think he's motivated enough to go anywhere.

 
July 3, 2012  09:38 PM ET

I'm glad he didn't want to go to LA, or LA pulled out, whichever happened first, I'd like to see the Dodgers go after Encarnacion from Toronto.....At least this year, he's a better hitter, a power hitter and is only 29 and make about 3.5M.....

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