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Rangers headed to Arkansas for Lee

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Rangers are sending a contingent of folks to Little Rock, Ark., again today in an attempt to lure Cliff Lee to Texas, first reported by ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

ESPNDallas.com has learned that contingent includes general managing partner Chuck Greenberg (who has already made one trip to Arkansas) and assistant general manager Thad Levine, who handles most of the contract work for the club. It's unclear if others may be traveling with them.

This is the Rangers' third trip to Arkansas to see Lee, his wife, Kristen, and agent Darek Braunecker during the free agent period.

So give the Rangers some credit for doing all they can. Nolan Ryan indicated Wednesday night that it would likely take six years to get Lee, which means the club will probably increase their offer. We'll see if they can coax Lee to Arlington with yet another face-to-face meeting. I wonder if this means the Yankees will head that way soon at some point too. Stay tuned.