The word on the street is that ace pitcher Cliff Lee wants that seventh year on ANY contract he and his agent are willing to negotiate. We spent millions on previous busts like Javy Lopez, juiced Rafael Palmerio, Ramon Hernandez, and Mike Gonzalez. Everyone knows that the ownership is about as useful as a 15" 3-D TV but why can't they just go out and spend the amount necessary to bring home the fourth championship we so desperately need and the fans deserve? As a huge Orioles fan (and have been one season through disappointing season) I just don't understand this? Cliff Lee, arguably the largest free agent pitcher in the last 5 years, is open to any, let me capitalize, ANY team willing to give him what he wants. The Yankees will not give him the seventh year, hell, they can't even guarantee their all-star shortstop and face of the franchise the deal he needs, regardless of age (rant over). I know that Jeter finally worked out his deal, but when can we hope to see that kind of deal? When can we keep a player that we so desperately need and has been with us from day one of his rookie campaign? Ok, now the rant is over, back to Lee. Lee wants a guarantee and seven years. I know that upwards of $150M is alot, but for his age and talent, we can be a contender. So, I ask you Baltimore, do we want Lee (unanimous yes!!!) Angelos, when are you going to listen and McPhail, when are you gonna support the fans?