Nolan Ryan Talks About Cliff Lee
Nolan Ryan spoke to the media today at the Winter Meetings:
— He said is he more encouraged about signing Cliff Lee than a week ago because no one has really stepped out in pursuit of Lee
– He still expects Yankees to be the highest bidder
– Ryan said the the Rangers have not yet made an offer, the discussions so far have been preliminary
– The Rangers feel that Lee and his agent Darek Braunecker are still trying to guage how many teams are really interested in Lee
– Ryan admitted he has concerns about the length of the contract and how far it might go. He said that Cliff Lee might be the exception, but he still has concerns.