Our long national nightmare might be nearing an end. A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that Cliff Lee will choose by the end of the weekend which team he will allow to pay him a gazillion dollars.
It's not clear who the front-runner is. It's believed the Yankees, Rangers and at least two other teams have made offers. The Angels and Nationals have been connected to Lee, but it's not clear whether they have made formal offers.
UPDATE: Rangers president/owner Nolan Ryan told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com the team has turned the tables a bit, instructing Lee's agent, Darek Braunecker, to simply tell them what it will take to get the ace. Ryan said he realizes it will probably take a six-year deal, and that the Rangers will "strongly consider it."
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