Thursday, December 16, 2010

How's that for perspective?

Yesterday I was having a Cliff Lee conversation with a friend.

Yes, smarty pants, I have friends. Ok...a friend.

Anyway, he put the whole Cliff Lee signing with Philly situation into perspective for me.

He says, "Look at it this way, the Rangers didn't re-sign the losingest World Series pitcher in team history. Big deal."

I never thought of it that way. Good riddance you big loser!

Truthfully, as much as it would have been nice to have Lee leading the Rangers pitching staff, I can't say I'm too upset about him leaving. The Rangers have been down this overpaid path before with A-Rod and A-Rod put up good numbers here, but his contract put a stranglehold on the payroll. Well, that and the ridiculous Chan Ho Park deal.

At any rate, we'll see what happens next season. I don't know about you, but Spring Training and Opening Day can't come soon enough.


  1. For what it's worth, 5 years ago or so I called Cliff Lee the Jeff Suppan of the AL, and to this day I've never been able to figure out what changed or clicked with the guy.

    As a fantasy league player I've never ever felt comfortable with Cliff Lee.

    Just remember the good times like I do with the Brewers and CC Sabathia. :)

  2. lee took a lot less money and less years on his deal to sign with philly....

    what I would love to see now is philly trade him somewhere, like to the yankees.... that would be funny.

  3. I'm glad we didn't overspend just to keep him too. The Rangers will figure something out. I have confidence that they'll be just fine. I hope.