Thursday, December 18, 2008

Teixeira Or Bust For The Frontrunning Boston Red Sox

As the Christmas holiday nears, so too does a decision from Mark Teixeira. Will he go to Baltimore (no), the Orioles (a bigger no), the Angels (maybe) or the Red Sox (I hope so). Boston is currently the frontrunner in the expensive bidding process, at least according to one GM who has been involved. Here's what he had to say, courtesy of the Boston Globe's the Buzz and Nick Carfado...

"I think they're in the lead and ahead of where everyone else is right now," he said. "I'm not sure who's bidding against them at this point. You just never know (when the talks will end) where Scott Boras and the Red Sox are involved."

Peter here, and as Yogi said (the catcher, not the bear), "It ain't over 'till it's over." But Teixeira's decision is expected by Christmas Day, and that's only seven days away. If Mark goes elsewhere (LA or nowhere), Mike Lowell will be back manning third base and Kevin Youkilis will take care of first. But to acquire the services of a man who is just entering his prime, talented at the plate and a gold glover in the field, would be plain old AWESOME. So keep your fingers (and toes and whatever) crossed and hope for the best. We won't have to wait long...Boston, here he comes. Or not. I'll have the news right here, as soon as I can. What a Christmas present he would be. He'd also make the Red Sox infield one of the most feared and talented in all of baseball. Teixeira, the MVP Pedey at second, the third place finisher in the MVP voting, Youk, at third and the shortstop to be determined. Not bad, huh?

There is not much of anything else on the Boston Red Sox news front, so I guess that's a wrap for this early Thursday morning. We are expecting six to twelve inches of snow tomorrow. It will definitely be a white Christmas, but the white will be on the ground, not falling from the sky. But that's OK. No one's travel plans will be altered. You can click on this post's title for more Sox news, and as always, BE WELL. Be safe out there.


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