According To Boras, What Teixeira Wants
Scott Boras sounded off yet again on behalf of one of his premiere clients, first baseman switch hitting Mark Teixeira. It is said that there are four, maybe five if you include the Yankees, suitors who want Teixeira on their team for a decade, maybe a little less. They are the Nationals, the Orioles, the Angels and the Red Sox. The first two clubs have already made offers to the slugger. The Angels and Red Sox have not, at least publically. I say there are only two teams Teixeira would sign with...LA and Boston. Here's what his agent, Scott Boras, had to say on what type of club Teixeira would sign a long term deal with...
"The club's ability to win and win in the long term," Boras said yesterday. "Commitment by the owners, long term, to the franchise being successful. Where they play, the city they're in. He's played in both leagues. He's had an opportunity to make an analysis of what's best for he and his family. And, of course, the economics too."
Peter here...of course, the economics, the dinero, the moolah, the cash. If he wants to go to a perennial winner, a club where EVERY game has a playoff atmosphere and the front office is determined to reach the postseason year after year after year, then it would be the Boston Red Sox, hands down. Let's face it...the Nats and the O's are two dismal teams. Cross them off your list even though they are the only two clubs who have officially announced their mammoth offers. I discard the idea that the Yankees will spend $150 plus million after they landed CC Sabathia. So that leaves two, two clubs on opposite sides of the country. Both the Anaheim California LA Angels and the Boston Red Sox are commited to winning. Every year. So it's more a matter of choice for Teixeira rather than money. Each team will go deep into their wallets to acquire his services. And with good reason. With a lineup of Ellsbury, MVP Pedey, Big Papi, Teixeira, Youk and Jason Bay as its first six hitters, damage, severe damage will be done. That's why I think the Sox will go to the ends of the earth to put him in a Boston uniform for many years to come. If he wants to go to an east coast winning ballclub, there's only one choice, right? THE BOSTON RED SOX. However, anything is possible.
That's my take on how things stand right now. We're all waiting for Boston's "big move." It will come sooner rather than later. Boston has to be the frontrunner...if Boras is being honest. Oh, I almost forgot...click on the title of this post for more Red Sox news, and as always, BE WELL. Aloha. Arivaderci.