An open letter to Cliff Lee

The Rangers have money to spend, but coming to New York would be the best decision

Updated: December 12, 2010, 3:34 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

To: Cliff Lee

From: Rob Parker

Re: Signing a free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers

Don't do it.

It will be a huge mistake.

You could wind up like Alex Rodriguez, who eventually regretted signing that history-making $252 million contract with the Rangers in 2000.

Set the New York Yankees and what they have to offer -- including gobs of money, tradition and winning -- aside for a minute and focus on the Rangers.

Yes, we know the Rangers beat the Yankees ...

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