The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly made Carlos Lee and the Houston Astros an appealing deal, and now it's just a matter of if the former All-Star will exercise is no-trade clause or not. He has vetoing powers to 14 teams, including the Dodgers. Lee has a very successful cattle ranch in Texas and leaving home might not be a very smart business decision for the 36-year-old first baseman.
Here's the latest on Lee and his decision:
RT @brianmctaggart: Carlos Lee says Dodgers have made an offer and he's mulling whether to accept it.— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) June 30, 2012
And if you want a timely decision, well, you may be waiting for a while.
RT @zacharylevine: Carlos Lee said he was given no deadline to accept/reject trade to Dodgers. Doesn't know if it will be this weekend.— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) June 30, 2012
Lee is happy with Houston and has plenty of ties to the area, so convincing him to leave will not be easy. There have also been whispers that the veteran would ask for some kind of other financial compensation for accepting the deal, even though he will already earn $18.5 million in salary this year. Lee will be a free agent once the 2012 season wraps up.
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