The Rangers and the Yankees await an answer from the winter’s biggest unsigned free agent. Brian Cashman has already admitted his feelings:

“I feel like Hannibal Lecter in a straitjacket waiting on this Cliff Lee thing,” Brian Cashman said of his obsession with getting Lee.

The Yankees have reportedly offered Cliff Lee a seven-year, one hundred and sixty million dollar contract. The Rangers have been able to keep the details of their offer out of the public’s eye.

“We talked about a number of different financial proposals that are consistent with our goals of getting to the World Series,” Greenberg said Friday on “The Ben and Skin Show” on ESPN Radio in Dallas.

The “Ben and Skin Show? And the list of reasons not to move to Dallas grows by one.

It’s hard for me to picture a Yankee pitching staff without Cliff Lee. I just assumed the pinstriped armored cars would roll up to Lee’s house and drop off a mountain of cash, and that would be that. If the Rangers somehow hang on to him, the Yankees will be looking at a rotation of CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes…then I don’t know who…a juice-less Andy Pettitte and that bag of suck AJ Burnett? I like the sounds of that.