• Hank Stein: It Would Behoove Lee To Join Yanks

    Posted by on December 10th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Via the AP

    Hank Steinbrenner looks to Andy Pettitte when evaluating the risk of offering a seven-year contract to Cliff Lee.

    The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are waiting for a decision from the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner, who is evaluating offers made by both teams before making a decision on where to sign.

    “For somebody of that stature, it would certainly behoove him to be a Yankee, which would probably be for the rest of his career,” Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ co-chairman, said during a telephone interview Friday with The Associated Press. “I think that would be a great move for him but, of course I’m prejudiced.”

    “Looking at how well Andy pitched up until this year and so forth, and he’s a lefty, the same kind of pitcher as Andy, I don’t really see a problem,” Steinbrenner said. “I think Cliff’s the kind of guy that can get it done and be effective for a long time. He’s a great pitcher.”

    Then again, Hank was the one who thought it was a smart thing to sign A-Rod through the year 2587.

    Comments on Hank Stein: It Would Behoove Lee To Join Yanks

    1. Scout
      December 11th, 2010 | 7:55 am

      Someone forgot to duct tape Hank’s mouth again. He comes across as an arrogant prick.

    2. Evan3457
      December 11th, 2010 | 2:21 pm

      Scout wrote:

      Someone forgot to duct tape Hank’s mouth again. He comes across as an arrogant prick.

      Yep. It would behoove Hank not to announce publicly “what’s best for Cliff Lee”, lest Cliff Lee tell him what to stick and where to stick it.

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