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6/29/2006

C-LEE WANTS TO JOIN D-LEE

If he wants $75 mill over 5 years, he'll have to enjoy playing for the Yankees. He's having a great year, but last year he was 811 OPS. For his career he is 833 OPS. For $15 million a year I'm pretty sure Jim Hendry can do better than that.

CHICAGO (AP) -
Brewers leftfielder Carlos Lee is interested in
returning to Chicago.

Should he make it to free agency, Lee confirms he expressed
interest in playing for the Cubs next year.

Lee kept his home in Chicago after he was traded from the White
Sox to the Brewers after the 2004 season.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Lee is looking for a five-year
deal for around 75 (M) million, which Lee denies.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says Derrek Lee didn't even
get that, referring to the five-year, 65 (M) million dollar
extension the Cubs gave him last year.

Melvin says don't assume they'd be interested in trading Lee.

4 comments:

Tom said...

Not my money so go ahead and pay him. If they don't, they'd just spend on broken down arms that have had Tommy John surgery in the last 2 years..

Sure wish they'd pulled the trigger on Prior-Tejada when they had the chance.

The Zoner said...

And there you have it folks. Tom's comments epitomize the beaten down Cub fan, of which I am one.

1) wants ownership to spend more

2) complains of ownership spending it the wrong way

3) and bemoans the trade that could have but did not happen

Folks, that's how we are living; that's how we roll.

I will say I try not to think of Tejada in a Cub uniform.

The Zoner said...

And there you have it folks. Tom's comments epitomize the beaten down Cub fan, of which I am one.

1) wants ownership to spend more

2) complains of ownership spending it the wrong way

3) and bemoans the trade that could have but did not happen

Folks, that's how we are living; that's how we roll.

I will say I try not to think of Tejada in a Cub uniform.

Chris said...

I'm rooting for the Cubs to get back in the mix as much as a Cardinals fan possibly can, but for goodness sakes, I hope they don't make the mistake of wasting $75 million. He's a great bat, but $15 million a year should buy a lot more than an improvement in the RBI column. I don't know enough about the guy to have much of an opinion about his clubhouse presence or his ability to do anything other than drive in runs, but I would hope that $15 million would fetch more than a one-dimensional player like that. Just my two cents; lemme know if I get change back.