THE NEWBERG REPORT — SEPTEMBER 24, 2006
Seeing that big smile on Carlos Lee’s face today as he stepped into the box to a chorus of boos with one out in the bottom of ninth, down five runs, it occurred to me that the parting of ways between Lee and the Rangers this winter will probably be exceedingly mutual.
Love the trade, but there’s no way we can bring that guy back for anywhere near the money he already turned down from the Brewers. Whoever pays Lee to play left field for multiple years, in a decent-sized park, is going to be disappointed.
The dribbler to the mound to end the game was sort of a fitting way to end the home season. Only Texas and Kansas City were on the wrong side of .500 in their own yard among American League teams this year. Very frustrating.
As far as Lee is concerned, let’s hope the CBA provision that governs draft pick compensation survives at least one more winter.