Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rangers Manager Thinks Lee's Staying in Texas

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has a gut feeling about Cliff Lee.

"That he'll be here," he said Saturday.


"I think everything that needs to be done has been done. ... We just have to wait," Washington said.


"They had a good visit, and now we're waiting for some type of decision," Washington said Saturday at a luncheon where he was inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame.

Washington hasn't had any conversations with Lee and doesn't think any are needed. He knows the outcome is crucial for both the Rangers and Yankees.

"It would be huge simply because you'd have a No. 1 starter," Washington said. "Since we had him for 2½ months, we know what he brings. We'd like to see that over the long haul of a full season. Once again it comes down to waiting on Cliff Lee and his family, and they have to decide what they want to do. It's tough to speculate because you don't know. I told you what my gut said."

The decision might not come until Monday or later in the week.

"I can wait until they decide what they want to do," Washington said. "When a decision comes, it's going to be yea or nay. There's nothing more you can do about it. I have no idea when he's going to make a decision. I don't think he needs to make one until opening day of spring training."

This isn't really news, I mean, what else is he going to say? But it's been a slow Saturday so I figured I'd post something.

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