Rangers said no to Lee
Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg and GM Jon Daniels said Tuesday morning the club declined to go seven years on Cliff Lee.
They made it clear that there was an offer from Lee’s agent on a seven-year deal. If the Rangers had said yes, Lee would be back in Texas. The Rangers were not comfortable going that far for Lee and they declined the offer.
Daniels said the Rangers will now evaluate all options, including trading for starting pitching, upgrading the offense, reinforcing the bullpen and moving either Neftali Feliz and/or Alexi Ogando into the rotation.