Cliff Lee couldn't get years from Texas

Updated: December 15, 2010, 8:58 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Texas Rangers managing general partner Chuck Greenberg said Tuesday morning that had his club been willing to accept Cliff Lee's terms, he would be pitching for Texas, but the Rangers weren't comfortable guaranteeing a seventh year.

"There was a lot of back and forth and a point at which they said, 'If you would do 'X', we'll agree to terms,'" Greenberg said. "But those terms went beyond the parameters we were comfortable with, specifically in terms of years. It was beyond the level we could ...

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