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Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

Posted on: December 23, 2008 11:34 am
Edited on: December 23, 2008 2:39 pm
 

1:32pm: Heyman now has the Yanks in "deep discussions" with Tex; he says they've stepped up their efforts in recent hours.

1:02pm: Jon Heyman says the Yankees are still in it - they're "talking seriously with Teixeira's people."  He agrees that a decision could be made as soon as this afternoon.

12:42pm: Danny Knobler believes it's down to the Nationals and Red Sox.  His sources say Teixeira hasn't decided yet but is expected to make up his mind today.

12:08pm: Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the Nationals at nine years, $180MM and the Red Sox at eight years and around $170MM.

10:55am: Chico Harlan of the Washington Post talked to a Nationals spokesman who is not aware of any plans for an announcement today regarding Teixeira.  WEEI's Alex Speier notes that it is not a lock that Teixeira signs by Christmas.

10:28am: Buster Olney and Peter Gammons say Teixeira's decision is "seemingly imminent."  The journalists say the Orioles' negotiations for Tex "appear dormant."  They suggest the Yankees are lurking in case Boras offers Teixeira to them at a discount (or perhaps just to drive up the price for Boston).

10:20am: According to Thom Loverro of the Washington Times, "there will be an announcement today regarding the future of free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira."  Loverro says there are strong indications the Red Sox will be the victor, though it's unclear whether those indications are based on inside information.

We learned from Roch Kubatko yesterday evening that the Nationals upped their bid to $178-184MM over eight years (Jim Williams says $178-183MM).

Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2008 3:30 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

Seriously.  It is more fun for me (a Red Sox fan) watching the Yankees stock up on pitching than this story.  Let him go sign with the Nats for 9 years and see how he feels after 3 consecutive sub 60 win seasons.  That is why Pedroia and signed the deal he did when he knows he could have gotten more some where else. 



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 2:54 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

It's cheaper to watch the game on TV.

I can see the Blue Jays in about 140 of the 162 games on cable.  Not to mention the commentary and seats are a lot better than the giant empty Sky Dome.

Yes I love to go to a baseball now and then but 162 games are way to many and the costs for beverages and food are out of this world.

Yes we all want Teixeira on our team but these salary ranges are out of control.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 2:46 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

I could not agree more.  With the economy being the way it is alls this means is that ticket prices going up again.  I can't afford more than 2 or 3 games a year now.  I might just stop going.  This is stupidly out of control.  Next time a owner says they have to raise prices because he losing money, i'll tell him to cut the millinaires saleries instead.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 2:44 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

I could agree more.  With the economy being the way it is alls this means is that ticket prices going up again.  I can't afford more than 2 or 3 games a year now.  I might just stop going.  This is stupidly out of control.  Next time a owner says they have to raise prices because he losing money, i'll tell him to cut the millinaires saleries instead.



Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:36 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

In a surprize move by GM Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics sweep in at the 11th hour to sign Tex.  Mark will be taking a massive pay-cut to play for Oakland, the terms of the deal are unclear at this point.  Intitial reports are in the 6 year, $60 million range, with a club option and no opt out clause...

I can dream right?




Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:32 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

im on the edge of my seat.  please can we get anderson cooper on with buster and tim and kruk.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:30 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

Wow, Tex is  a plus 5.5 win player.  That's huge.  The fact that he hasn't played on a team that has won a world series is irrelevant.  Chris Coste won a world series last year.  Is he therefore a better player than Tex?  The champion this year was not the team that pitched the best and played the best defense.  The team that prevented runs the best last year was Toronto.  They didn't even make the playoffs.  In '07 it was Boston, they won, in '06 it was Detroit, they lost the World Series.  In '05 it was Houston who lost the world series.  In '04 it was St. Louis (lost word series).  In  '03 it was the Dodgers (missed the playoffs).  In '02 it was Atlanta (lost in the first round).  In '01 it was Seattle (lost in the playoffs).  In '00 it was Atlanta (lost in playoffs).  In '99 it was Atlanta again (Lost World Series).  And, in '98 it was Atlanta once more and they lost in the second round.  So, in the past decade (admittedly, a ridiculously small sample size), the team that prevented runs the best was more likely to miss the playoffs than they were to win the world series.  It took me all of a minute to find this, so please do a little research before throw out ridiculous statements like "(the) champion will be the team that pitches the best and plays the best defense; it almost always is".   In fact, it appears like the team that prevents runs the best almost never wins the championship.  To win a team must simply score more runs than their opponent.  It doesn't matter that much how they get there.  (A run prevented is slightly more valuable than a run scored). 




Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:29 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

Quoting Clemens???  You are truly an idiot Yankee fan.  When you say the Sox are washed up are you referring to the League MVP or the rotation?  Let's check the Yankee Rotation, Sabathia (solid) Burnett (good til June tops) Joba (couldn't finish last season), Wang (ditto), Mussina (WASHED UP) I'd worry about your team having the highest Salary in baseball again and not making the playoffs for 2 consecutive years.  BTW that was after the 1st WS win that Steroid Boy said that......How's the lying, cheating, arrogant Donkey doing now?



Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:24 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

  CBS merely puts the updtes out there.  It would seem as if there has been much interest in determining where free agents, specifically Teixeira will go.  CBS has been far mroe accurate with their information than teams sites or blogs, and specifically Fox Sports.  Fox Sports was running huge stories of SF Giants meeting with CC on Saturday, hours after Brian Sabean the Giant General Manager announced that there was no such meeting, cited irresponsible journalists, and said the Giants beyond apopreciating Sabathia's ability, would not be submitting a proposal to CC.

RW




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2008 1:14 pm
 

Teixeira Announcement Expected Today

As a loyal 40 year diehard Oriole fan, Tex ain't no Cal Ripken, it is insulting to put them in the same sentence.  Cal was faithful to a fault, signing with the Os at discount rates to stay in his hometown.  He was a perennial all-star, league MVP two times over, All Star MVP, Iron Man.   What comes to mind with big Tex??  How about BIG CHECKS!!!!  Only money apparently matters with him.  Just how much money does it take to make a comfortable living?  

Keep him the hell out of Baltimore, we don't need that type of person here.  I'd rather spend on players that want to make us a winner, like Nick, Adam, and Brian. 

(However, if he signs with Baltimore at a hometown discount, ignore my post)



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