Braunecker: Rangers talks positive, productive
Darek Braunecker, the agent for pitcher Cliff Lee, confirmed he met with the Rangers on Monday.
Asked to describe the discussions, Braunecker said, “Positive…productive.”
Asked about his talks with the Yankees, Braunecker said, “Same thing.”
Braunecker said that he has met with other teams about Lee beyond the Rangers and the Yankees.
“We’ve met with quite a few teams,” Braunecker said.
Length of contract is still a big issue in these discussions. Lee will get somewhere between a 5-7 year deal at over $20 million annually. The Rangers would like to go five years. The Yankees could go 6-7.
“We’re just making progress,” Braunecker said.
Braunecker said he will meet with the Rangers again but hasn’t confirmed a set time.
“There’s nothing that prohibits us from meeting with them as many times as we need,” Braunecker said.