Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sox Out Of Teixeira Race???

I just got finished watching the Colts/Jags game (I took the Colts and the over!!) and I figured I'd check MLBtraderumors one more time before bed. This is what I see:

9:58pm: Red Sox owner John Henry said:

"We met with Mr. Teixeira and were very much impressed with him. After hearing about his other offers, however, it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor."

Woah.

This comes from an article on Boston.com. The article states that Sox owner John Henry e-mailed several media members, saying:

"We met with Mr. Teixeira and were very much impressed with him. After hearing about his other offers, however, it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor."

Again, woah.

Now I don't necessarily take this to mean the Sox are out of the running for Teixeira, but woah. As Tim Dierkes put it on his site: "From favorites to out of the bidding."

He posted this at 11pm EST. It's probably a safe bet that more than half of New England hasn't gotten this news yet. Talk about a rude awakening.

I can't wait to see how this plays out.

J-Boogie

ps-I still think he'll somehow end up in Boston.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he ends up in Baltimore, he is an even bigger jerkoff than Scott Boras.

At the kind of money they are throwing around, a million or two less to go to the Angels, Sox or Yankees isnt a big deal.

Jackpot said...
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J-Boogie said...

Jackpot- I'm not sure what your comment has to do with baseball. It looks more like an unsolicited product shill. Since it is, I'll be deleting it.

Anonymous- I agree. But that's what you get when you deal with Scott Boras. High bidder wins.

Alex said...

If the Yankees really want Teixeira, i think this is their shot.

If the Red Sox are out of it, that takes of some of the pressure for the Yankees having to rely on getting a big big bat like Manny Ramirez.

Maybe that Mike Cameron deal gets completed now... (hopefully not)

She-Fan said...

I see Teixeira going to the Angels. They'll pay him and give him a chance to win. The Nationals? Not so much.