southwest chase credit card business portable credit card machine for taxi best credit card abroad halifax money supermarket credit cards abroad how to eliminate credit card debt natwest online credit cards best gas credit card reviews best credit cards for traveling abroad 2011 credit card issuers uk market share accepting credit card payments for small business canada lic credit card application form for lic agents small cash loans online aaa bank of america credit card rewards best credit card processing app for iphone walmart credit card activation phone number is it worth getting a disney credit card low rate credit cards for bad credit free reward cards uk td canada trust credit card selector best credit card with rewards cash back android app for store reward cards bank of america visa signature credit card $400 cash back icici credit card charges capital one venture credit card promotion credit card services halifax free visa credit card number and cvv halifax credit card no fee abroad what is the best store credit card to apply for with bad credit credit card verification web service icici credit card apply online in chennai capital one credit card review guaranteed cash loans now freedom chase visa credit card prepaid credit card gift uk bad credit loans no guarantor online bank of america credit card payment deadline icici instant credit cards visa low interest credit cards hdfc credit card limit information macy credit card review best credit cards uk 2011 hdfc credit card help desk email id credit card limit increase credit score td us visa cards anz low rate credit card fees best ipad app for accepting credit cards credit score needed for visa black card top canadian credit cards 2012 united credit card offer 2011 sbi credit card points offers orchard bank credit card automated phone number how do i redeem my amazon credit card points pre approved credit card offers bank of america credit card air miles offers visa credit card uk issue number when applying for credit card use household income best buy reward zone credit card login how to get your first credit card 2011 signed credit card verification agreement sears credit card application phone should i pay off credit card debt or save new list of payday lenders credit card interest rates calculator monthly low interest credit cards canada visa can i receive credit card payments via paypal halifax credit card balance transfer overdraft hsbc best buy reward zone credit card walmart pre approved credit card offers icici instant credit card charges credit cards comparison singapore virgin credit card uk login how often to apply for new credit cards canadian travel credit cards compared new business credit cards for bad credit international credit card processing merchant account starbucks credit card promotion hong kong paypal ebay credit card lloyds tsb airmiles duo premier credit card how to get a credit card if you have bad credit in canada best credit card for airmiles in canada genuine bad credit loans uk payday lenders uk only online payday loans lenders only how credit card interest works uk international credit cards in india credit score needed for sams club discover card credit cards after bankruptcy uk best balance transfer credit cards australia 2012 online application for credit card hdfc bank lowest credit card rates canada best starwood credit card amazon credit card payment login how do they catch credit card fraudsters fake credit card numbers yahoo list of uk visa credit cards credit suisse internship no credit credit cards chase ebay credit card offers india apply for student credit card wells fargo credit card processing fees uk prepaid us credit card outside us high limit credit cards with low interest rates pc richards credit card online payment walmart debit visa card best buy reward zone credit card app new payday lenders online american express platinum card benefits compare all american express credit cards prepaid mastercard debit card hdfc credit card settlement process credit expert app real credit card numbers 2013 uk how to get a credit card online visa where do i mail my capital one credit card payment how to cancel your belk credit card ?5000 loan for bad credit no brokers gas credit card with rewards credit card visa number format online credit card verification tool sbi credit card payment through emi apply for a debit mastercard online how to reduce your credit card debt yourself apply for online payday loan canadian credit cards instant approval secured orchard bank credit card standard chartered credit card reward points redemption catalogue india bad credit credit card offers gap credit card services online hsbc credit card travel insurance household best buy credit card login gap visa credit card services hdfc credit card interest rates platinum what is my credit card account number hdfc credit card payment online from hdfc debit card advance payday loans in augusta ga first premier credit card online bill pay standard chartered credit card customer care singapore credit card bank islam online citibank virtual credit card mobile online credit card processing best practices comparing credit cards worksheet sbi credit card offers on samsung mobiles online cash loans no credit check south africa online loan calculator uae is it illegal to charge for credit card processing fees how to get rid of high interest credit cards bank of america amazon uk credit card login business credit cards gas rewards walmart canada credit card apply secured credit cards canada cibc buy manual credit card machine tesco credit card travelling abroad what credit card can i apply for with no credit gold card national rail discount vat on credit card handling fees are credit card balance transfers bad for your credit apply for credit card visa pay weekly cash loans wells fargo virtual credit card terminal apply online for hdfc silver credit card how to get a us credit card if you live in canada aadvantage credit card signup bonus credit card travel insurance comparison need credit card 3000 limit icici virtual credit card paypal what to know when applying for your first credit card title loans online no credit check platinum card american express limit unsecured credit cards fair credit instant approval best credit card rewards programme instant paypal virtual credit card credit card authorization form hyatt regency how do i apply for a mastercard best travel reward credit card 2011 no fee low interest rate credit card apply for a credit card with a 5000 dollar limit capital one platinum card interest rate should i accept credit card settlement offer manhattan standard chartered credit card payment hdfc credit card toll free number india credit card cash advance fees explained instant cash loans for unemployed uk cheap credit cards for bad credit paypal credit card processing time chase visa cards with rewards legitimate payday loans online tax refund on credit card interest sbi credit card statement sample capital one first time credit card wells fargo secured credit card 12 months interest free credit card australia apply for credit card with no credit visa northern trust visa business credit card application credit card debt settlement agreement payday loans direct lenders uk no credit check online credit card generator with csc best travel credit card 2011 canada how to apply for a us credit card from canada does walmart accept international credit cards contact help directory financial services credit card companies visa citibank online credit card application status icici credit card payment neft credit card ratings 2011 do visa gift cards work the same as a credit card shell credit card uk address credit union credit card consolidation loan best online cash advance yahoo answers visa card uk exchange rates hsbc canada credit card sold apple credit card machine for iphone where can i get a credit card instantly virgin credit cards customer service telephone number credit card fraud investigation process uk make barclay credit card payment online instant cash loans no brokers sbi credit card reward points redeem catalog how to negotiate with credit card companies to reduce debt uk free gold card hostelworld credit card frauds rbi how to get a us credit card living in canada best air travel rewards credit cards hdfc bank credit card numbers apply for a visa credit card online best credit card machines for small businesses wells fargo secured credit card status chase best buy credit card application what is the best credit card for college students tesco credit card uk online login bank of america credit card merchant account citi vs discover student credit cards is magnum cash advance legal in ohio aqua reward card credit limit accept credit cards free credit cards with no annual fee for students canadian high risk credit cards shell credit card application online paypal mastercard uk types of credit cards in canada best value credit card rewards australia icici bank international credit card citi aadvantage credit card benefits next pay loans bad credit chase prepaid visa card south west trains annual gold card prepaid visa card canada reloadable prepaid visa cards hdfc credit card loans best credit card for no credit history yahoo answers average merchant credit card transaction fees virgin credit cards online login best buy rewards visa card best cash back rewards credit cards 2011 visa credit card applications instant approval sbi visa card online registration best student credit cards with no credit delta credit card deal airtel balance transfer system best credit card transfer balance no transfer fee rewards cards for my business amazon credit card payments chase credit cards poor credit unsecured different types of credit cards in canada best cashback credit card no annual fee ebay requires credit card for buyer protection fake virtual credit card generator sears store credit card customer service cash advance rate american express get a credit card instantly interest free credit card offers how do i apply for a low interest credit card moneysense canada;s best credit cards is there any way to get a credit card under 18 company credit card policy for employees credit card reward programs taxable where can i buy a prepaid visa card bad credit cards canada credit card transfer balance no interest pay first premier credit card bill hsbc canada credit card activation balance transfer credit card student loan instant online cash loans no documents south africa instant approval student credit cards bad credit best buy credit card make a payment costco credit card machine uk starbucks credit card discount real visa credit card numbers 2013 interest free credit card balance transfer visa prepaid credit card online canada credit card regulations 2010 platinum credit card corporation contact details capital one bad credit card review icici bank credit card apply online india small bad credit loans uk 6 month payday loans lenders actual online payday loan companies us bank visa rewards card activation southwest rapid rewards plus credit card review usaa lost credit card phone number biggest credit card issuers uk does applying for store credit cards affect your credit automatically pay bank of america credit card bill online credit card application south africa chase cash advance fee best credit card to have for travel compare sbi and hdfc credit card instant online loans no credit check credit card minimum payment calculator excel chevron credit card login in apply for low interest rate credit cards natwest credit card interest free what does cashback on credit card mean reputable online loan companies iphone credit card case 4s zero percent credit cards for 24 months get instant loans online accept credit cards online pay sears credit card citibank credit card fraud bust in queens ny axis bank credit card settlement letter how do credit cards work fast easy payday loans pay walmart credit cards online credit cards accepted at walmart canada best credit card to get free flights how can i get a credit card with bad credit australia can you consolidate credit card debt with bad credit credit card apply online hdfc credit card fraud bust in new york how do i apply for a walmart credit card lloyds tsb airmiles credit card contact icici virtual credit card emi walmart credit cards accepted 0 credit cards balance transfer no fee best credit card balance transfer deals australia best buy credit cards online bill pay credit card visa mastercard american express how to do cash advance on bpi credit card free credit card numbers that work 2013 best payday loan lenders uk best low interest rate credit card canada prepaid visa credit card australia secured credit cards after bankruptcy best credit card merchant services uk secured credit cards with low interest average credit card processing charges how to get credit card limit increase chase wells fargo student credit card cash advance fee best rewards credit card 2011 chase credit card good or bad earn airline miles credit card no annual fee hdfc credit card payment through gateway clark howard best credit cards for college students td canada trust visa infinite cash loans online 12 months payday cash advance forum bad credit credit cards online applications home depot canada credit card application td canada trust visa debit verified by visa can you refinance auto loan with bad credit zend framework credit card validator 0 interest credit cards for 18 months orchard credit card contact number arco gas business credit card irs credit limit worksheet 2441 american express secured credit card zync lowest interest credit card balance transfer credit card bank of ireland customer service credit card debt relief in canadian rbc best visa card application format for credit card limit increase orchard bank credit cards for poor credit accept credit cards online with paypal apply for credit cards with no credit check what credit cards are good for rebuilding credit amex credit card promotions philippines santander credit card 0 purchases post office credit card balance transfer fees apply for hsbc credit card usa capital one secured credit card limits paypal virtual credit card generator should i consolidate my credit card debt into my mortgage credit card for bad credit no deposit no checking account credit card loan emi calculator cashback payday advance anaheim ca circuit city credit card customer service best credit cards 2013 for bad credit rebuild set up the credit card processing module for sage payment solutions chase payday advance loan square credit card reviews discuss the cost of accepting credit cards long term online loans for bad credit free valid credit card numbers that work online credit card with 2000 limit no credit check first cash advance hours amazon credit card payment free credit card numbers and cvv codes that work 2013 gold card provident shops application for credit cards small bad credit personal loans credit cards no overseas charges 12 month interest free balance transfer credit cards mail orchard bank credit card payments bank of america student credit card denied can i accept credit cards with paypal premier should i pay off credit card debt or save money small business accepting credit cards bmo prepaid credit card gas credit cards credit card application online canada credit card limit 10000 ryanair credit card fees information credit card settlement letter format capital one credit card after bankruptcy discharge neiman marcus credit card rewards credit card numbers 2013 that work aspire credit card company sign up for a credit card lane bryant credit card address payment wells fargo cash rewards credit cards what is a good cash back credit card how is interest calculated on credit cards in canada best credit card 0 apr rfid credit card protector canada credit card services mbna free credit card details 2013 uk best cash advance loans for bad credit black card compare credit card rates calculator care credit application and credit card account agreement do you get credit checked for a company credit card how to steal someone;s credit card information free credit cards numbers that work 2011 online credit card application hdfc toys r us store credit card uk how to get credit card details from xbox sbi credit card online application credit card charges abroad nationwide british airways credit card benefits easiest to get credit card india jcpenney credit card payment by phone personal bad credit loans guaranteed approval credit card low interest balance transfer online secured credit cards card applications natwest credit card points balance sear credit card application status platinum hsbc secured credit cards freedom credit card pay as you go compare air miles credit cards how do i apply for credit cards with no credit cash back credit card malaysia rewards vs cash back credit cards wireless credit card terminal for small business halifax credit card change of address credit card to rebuild credit rating chase business credit card promotion apply for alaska airlines credit card canada hsbc credit card balance transfer offers natwest business credit card online services spg credit card bonus credit card frauds statistics first cash advance reviews business credit card bank of america pay my bestbuy credit card by phone gas reward cards best who has the best cash back credit card top no fee credit cards canada how do business cash advances work activate mbna canada credit card unsecured personal loans instant decision online 2011 best cash back credit card capital one aspire world credit card sears credit card application check status best buy reward zone credit card reviews paypal credit card payment php paperless online loans in south africa discover credit card merchant services hack visa credit card number 2013 canadian travel credit cards comparison capital one secured credit card with no annual fee credit card canada cash back small online loans uk disposable credit card numbers uk travel rewards credit cards best ps3 credit card information hacked payday lenders bad credit direct lender rebuilding credit fast with secured credit cards chevron gas credit card bank of america credit card balance transfer offers does paying minimum payment on credit card affect credit score balance transfer personal loan to credit card sears canada online credit card application virgin prepaid credit card citibank credit card settlement airline mileage credit card comparison credit card debt consolidation loan bad credit how do i stop pre approved credit card offers generate valid credit card number free credit card numbers generator download credit card authorization form template word credit report experian
Home MLB News Free Agency and Trades Rangers React to Losing Cliff Lee

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1295 guests online

Atom RSS

Rangers React to Losing Cliff Lee PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 6
Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 14:51

RangersReturning to the city of brotherly love, Cliff Lee stunned his two most ardent pursuers, the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.  Yankee GM Brian Cashman maintains that the Yankees will remain patient in their pursuit of talent to round out MLB’s most storied franchise.

For the Rangers however, today was an opportunity to reflect on what was an aggressive chase, but one they did not feel comfortable closing.

Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg laid it all out for reporters, “This was not a matter of Cliff making a decision not to come to Texas. He was willing to remain a Ranger but…it was on terms we felt went beyond the aggressive parameters we were already operating.”

In a conference called filled with polite comments about Cliff Lee and his time in Texas, the Rangers’ guiding principle is best described as discipline.  Though eager to retain, Lee, the club was unwilling to push the envelope in a fashion that would hamper their future success.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told the reporters, “We couldn’t find terms that worked for our situation. We knew what it would take for them to come here and we weren’t comfortable with that.”

“I don’t want to pretend that we’re happy or relieved. That’s not the case. We wanted to sign the player,” Daniels added.

Texas does have reason to be happy.  Though retaining Lee would have benefited them at little cost beyond cash, they still have a young club with a steady supply of pitching talent.  Their hitters aren’t shabby either. Their outfield of reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Julio Borbon and David Murphy has an average age of 28.5, with Hamilton and Cruz both still in their prime at age 30 in 2011.  Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus make a formidable and young middle infield combination.

Questions appear in the pitching staff and at first base entering 2011, though.  Trading first base prospect Justin Smoak won them a rental of Lee and now two extra picks in June’s draft. Neither Mitch Moreland who played well down the stretch nor Chris Davis who played well in 2008 are sure things at first, and since both are 25 year old left handed hitters, they cannot easily be platooned for maximum production.

And with first basemen like Adam Dunn, Adrian Gonzalez and now even Lyle Overbay off the market, Texas has few immediate options to upgrade, short of swinging a deal.  They have been linked to Adrian Bletre, but that would cost them their own first round draft choice, and provide a logjam at third base, while doing nothing to solve first.  Few obvious solutions are to be found this late in the offseason.

Daniels, however, insists that the club didn’t pass up on likely acquisitions, “There’s no player that has gone off the board that we would have acquired that we missed out because we were waiting for Cliff.  The biggest thing with the situation was the time it took.  There were players we liked, but not necessarily at the dollars or the trade cost they came off the board at.”

The trade cost to which Daniels refers is best known as the stable of young pitchers Texas has been grooming.  Neftali Feliz closed for the club last year en route to the AL Rookie of the Year award, but came up through their organization as a starter.  He could shift back to starting in spring training.

The club also must hope that Scott Feldman can bounce back to provide quality innings in 2011.  But a dynamic addition would require the kind of trade cost Daniels surrendered to pick up Lee – a top prospect like Martin Perez, Jurickson Profar or Tanner Scheppers.  But Scheppers and Perez are both ticketed for the Rangers new AAA affiliate in Round Rock, and could conceivably contribute to the big-league club in 2011.

Those assets give Daniels confidence that even without a significant upgrade, his team should be able to compete in the AL West next year. So don’t expect a panic move to mark the end of the year.

“We’re not going to bounce back or rebound so to speak and overpay for something that we don’t think is worth it.”  In the end, they deemed Cliff Lee’s requirements to remain a Ranger not worth the value he would have brought the club.  Their prudent operation might surprise observers aware of how flush they are with additional resources, but reflects how well aware of the new ownership is of the consequences of free spending.

Greenberg underlined that point clearly, “We were very aggressive in our efforts. We were willing to step out in terms of some of the things that under different circumstances we would have been willing to do. We said all along that while we were going to be aggressive, we were going to be responsible and not risk placing this franchise back in the kind of mess that it was in for a number of years before our group acquired the franchise.  We were aggressive as we were comfortable being.”

Joe TetreaultJoe Tetreault is Managing Editor of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He can be contacted here through The Biz of Baseball

Follow Joe Tetreault on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook



Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?