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Braves expected to trade Teixeira

Posted on: July 28, 2008 9:48 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2008 11:54 pm
 

The Braves are now determined to trade Mark Teixeira, and the biggest question now is where he'll end up.

Arizona remains a real possibility, and the Diamondbacks are believed to have offered a package led by Chad Tracy. Atlanta has asked for the Diamondbacks to include either Max Scherzer or Jarrod Parker -- Arizona's top two pitching prospects -- but that's unlikely.

Meanwhile, the Braves say they have other teams interested, with GM Frank Wren telling Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he has deals (plural) on the table for Teixeira, and that he's holding off because he still wants to see if he can do better. The Braves are expecting to narrow the field on Tuesday, although it's possible that it could take until right up to the Thursday 4 p.m. deadline before a trade is completed.

Other teams that have been interested in Teixeira are the Red Sox, and also the two Los Angeles teams. It's not known if there are more teams involved now, but the Rays and the Yankees have also been mentioned in the past.

Teixeira is a big-time hitter, and he's done his part this season with a .283 average, 20 home runs and 78 RBIs in 103 games. But the Braves are now 7 1/2 games out of first place (and 10 1/2 games back in the wild card). They've now put Chipper Jones and Tim Hudson on the DL, joining John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, and it appears that Hudson is going to join Smoltz in the done-for-the-season category.

Not only that, but the Braves have known for a long time that they weren't going to be able to sign Teixeira, a free-agent-to-be, at the end of the season. It's pretty obvious now that the offers they have (not to mention the improved ones they might receive by Thursday) will be more valuable than the two draft picks they'd get by simply keeping Teixeira and letting him walk.

As one Braves person said last week: "The only thing more iffy than a prospect is a draft pick."

So Teixeira is gone, or at least he will be by Thursday. The question still to be answered is where he's going.

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Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2008 3:26 pm
 

Braves expected to trade Teixeira

When I mentioned that the Diamonbacks, Rays, and Yankees were possible teams to get Teixeira from the Braves instead of the Dodgers, I forgot all about the Angels.  I would never have thought that as well as the Angel are going right now, they would make a move.  Plus, the Angels don't usually make this kind of move, especially during the season.  You have to give them credit.  They felt they needed one more big bat.  I really do think this move makes them the favorites to win the American League.  There is no way of knowing what will happen with the Red Sox, and things are even more in the air if they trade Manny Ramirez.  Of course, the Twins and/or the White Sox could be a solid team in the playoffs along with the probable two teams from the American League East, but after how the Angels handled the Red Sox and this trade, the Angels are in the driver's seat.



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:15 pm
 

Braves expected to trade Teixeira

It seems the Angels have decided Casey Kotchman is worth moving along with a pitching prospect and apparently have won the bidding war for Mark Teixeira.  Well, all that Manny trade talk goes for nothing, theres no way the Sox can trade him now with such a big bat heading back to the AL.  I think it's safe to say that the Angels have made themselves the clear-cut favorite to win the AL Pennant and probably the World Series as well.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:01 pm
 

Braves expected to trade Teixeira

Yea it's on the front page of cbssports.com.

 



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