Cliff Lee’s Gonna Let It Flow, Let Himself Go, Slow And Low, That Is The Tempo
And no, by the above title I am not indicating that Cliff Lee is giving up baseball to pursue his dream of becoming the fourth member of the Beastie Boys. I am, of course, referring to Cliff Lee’s plan on how he intends to proceed during his free agency period, which I shouldn’t have to point out – but I will – is absolutely nothing like a menstrual period at all. Now that’s the kind of thing that could seriously dampen the likelihood that Lee will make a huge splash in the free agent market. I mean, who in their right mind would sign a menstruating pitcher, no matter how good he is?
Moving on, Lee, period or not, will be taking it slowly and plans to not rush to any decision, at least that is how it appears it will go according to statements made by his agent, Derek Braunecker, to The Dallas Morning News (via Yahoo!):
“We’re going to take it on of kind of a team-by-team, case-by-case basis. I don’t expect Cliff to be flying all over the country,” agent Darek Braunecker said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We believe that when the right deal presents itself, we’ll be prepared to act. And when that might be, that’s anybody’s guess at this point.”
Good to know. So I guess we shouldn’t expect the Yankees to swoop in and sign him anytime soon. Give it a few weeks, then that will inevitably happen. Duh. And who knows? Maybe Lee secretly does want to give up the game and join the Beastie Boys. Stranger things have happened. And I heard he can rock a house party at the drop of a hat, which is encouraging.
Cliff Lee taking free agency slowly [Yahoo!]