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    Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    The Rangers and Yankees have been trading jabs the past few weeks, and Yankees' President Randy Levine just upped the ante a bit with his latest comments...

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Levine
    "I think Chuck is delusional," Levine told ESPNewYork.com. "He has been running the Rangers for a few minutes and seems to believe he's mastered what everyone else is thinking. I think he should let Cliff Lee speak for himself. I'll be impressed when he demonstrates he can keep the Rangers off welfare. What I mean is make them not be a revenue-sharing recipient for three years in a row, without taking financing from baseball or advance money from television networks. Then I'll be impressed."
    Rangers Owner 'Delusional'
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    Yikes. Some of what he said makes some sense but I loathe The Yankees, so...
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    Greenberg may be overstating the importance of the role, if any, that the Rangers made in Lee landing in Philly, but that is certainly not "delusional." I think his reasoning is very plausible.

    On the other hand, Levine is pompous and reminds everyone with his "welfare" comment why everyone has, does, and will until there are major changes in revenue distribution, hate the Yankees.
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    I don't understand how the Yankees can be upset with the Rangers for staying in the hunt for Lee even when their hopes seemed dim. Ultimately it was Lee's (and his wife and agent's) decision. Leave it to the Yankee's mindset to expect their money to bring them their expected reward.

    Phew! I do not like the Yankees and am happy the Rangers have brought another player into the field of competition for big name players.
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    From what Cashman said last week he had a pretty good feeling the Yankees were going to sign Lee, they had more money on the table than any other team. Cashman felt his conversations had been good with Lee and his agent up until the last week when the Phillies snuck in and made their pitch. Cashman asked Yankees ownership to pull the offer which they declined to do. I think you are now seeing a power struggle at the top of the Yankees organization where Levine is starting to try and get in on the spotlight.
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    the yankees? I can take 'em or leave 'em. As much as I'd like to totally dislike them I can't help but wish our Reds were in a position to be just as hated by so many but I digress...

    I like all the comments/jabs because sometimes the front office types are a little too vanilla and this spices things up a bit. I kinda understand Levine's perspective but using the word "welfare" really upped the ante on this little spat. Btw has the Yankee camp gone completely crazy since the boss passed? It seems every day we get a new mostly unnecessary comment from Cashman, Levine, or the Steinbrenner's.

    like sand through an hour glass....

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    if George was nothing else, you knew where the buck stopped. Perhaps that isn't the case anymore.
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    From what Cashman said last week he had a pretty good feeling the Yankees were going to sign Lee, they had more money on the table than any other team. Cashman felt his conversations had been good with Lee and his agent up until the last week when the Phillies snuck in and made their pitch. Cashman asked Yankees ownership to pull the offer which they declined to do. I think you are now seeing a power struggle at the top of the Yankees organization where Levine is starting to try and get in on the spotlight.
    Cashman also didn't support the Soriano signing, and said as much at Soriano's press conference. He's definitely not working well with the new Yankee leadership.
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    It's not easy to compete with the Jets for headlines.
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    Cashman also didn't support the Soriano signing, and said as much at Soriano's press conference. He's definitely not working well with the new Yankee leadership.
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    It's not easy to compete with the Jets for headlines.
    It's a little easier now.
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    If nothing else, it provides for some off-season entertainment.

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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    What's with Berkman trashing the Rangers, is that from his 5 minutes as a Yankee or is that just him?
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    Re: Rangers-Yankees cat fight

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    What's with Berkman trashing the Rangers, is that from his 5 minutes as a Yankee or is that just him?
    I think it's from his 5 minutes with the Cardinals. Players that sign with the Cardinals automatically turn into loudmouths immediately upon joining that organization.
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