Tag:Mark Teixeira
Posted on: May 22, 2009 11:15 am

Gammons On Indians, Nationals, Mauer

Here are the highlights from Peter Gammons' analysis on Mike and Mike in the Morning. Joe Haggerty of the Boston Metro has the interview transcript on his blog, Hacks with Haggs.

  • The Padres will have a hard time dealing Jake Peavy because there aren't many takers who have the resources to acquire him. The Braves don't figure in now that they have enough pitching and the Cardinals aren't a likely fit either. 
  • "Victor Martinez and Cliff Lee are not on the trade block," according to Gammons.  
  • The Indians would deal Mark DeRosa for "major league ready pitching."
  • Washington would like to deal Nick Johnson, Austin Kearns and some of their "semi-attractive" relievers. 
  • The Nationals offered Johnson to the Red Sox for Manny Delcarmen.
  • Gammons says he believes it's in the best interest of the buyer and the seller to deal earlier, rather than later.
  • The Yankees and Red Sox could offer Mark Teixeira money ($180MM) to Joe Mauer if the catcher hits free agency after the 2010 season.  
Posted on: May 13, 2009 3:52 pm

Heyman On Teixeira, Melvin

A couple of hot stove highlights from Jon Heyman's latest...

Posted on: May 2, 2009 10:57 am
Edited on: May 2, 2009 12:20 pm

Odds And Ends: Yankees, Pedro, Mets

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Posted on: May 1, 2009 11:00 am
Edited on: May 1, 2009 5:16 pm

Odds & Ends: Nationals, Teixeira, Ligtenberg

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Posted on: April 30, 2009 10:05 am
Edited on: April 30, 2009 1:35 pm

Odds & Ends: Bowden, Owens, Flores

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Posted on: April 10, 2009 10:24 am

Cashman Convinced Hal On Teixeira

Kat O'Brien of Newsday writes today about the Yankees' pursuit of Mark Teixeira.  In talking to Brian Cashman, O'Brien learned that the GM's persistence finally led to the go-ahead from Hal Steinbrenner; for much of the offseason, Tex wasn't an option.  At the time of Cashman's December meeting with Teixeira and Scott Boras, the Yankees were not expecting to sign the slugger.  According to Cashman:

"When I met with him, I was doing it more to get leverage on CC.  We weren't playing possum on purpose. We were actually out of it."

Cashman was able to convince Hal with this pitch regarding the Red Sox:

"I know you're not interested, but they're going to get this guy. He's going to fall in their lap, and he's so perfect for us."

Posted on: March 28, 2009 6:23 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2009 6:44 pm

Mark Teixeira: In His Own Words

Mark Teixeira appeared on New York-based radio station WFAN this morning and spoke, among other things, about why he decided to sign with the Yankees over other interested teams.  Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has transcribed a few of the more interesting quotes:

"I always had the Yankees in my sights, and one thing my agent and I had asked every single team is, we're not going to negotiate through the media, and we ask you not to," Teixeira said.  "The Yankees were really the only team that did that. The other teams went out and told everybody their offers, told everybody that they talked to me, that they made this call, made that trip. The Yankees kept quiet. We talked all winter. When they were ready to make their final offer, it was a great offer, and my wife and I were excited about going to New York."

Asked specifically about the Red Sox, who made their December 18 visit to his home in Texas public knowledge, Teixeira admitted to being bothered: "I think in the end, it probably worked against them a little bit, because everyone thought the Red Sox were my No. 1 choice. ... The Yankees had a leg up all along."

Posted on: February 13, 2009 10:07 am

Jeff Zrebiec Talks To Andy MacPhail

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun talked to Orioles president Andy MacPhail recently.  A few hot stove highlights:

  • MacPhail doesn't feel misled by Mark Teixeira and Scott Boras, but notes that there was never any engagement from them after the Orioles made their offer.
  • The Orioles' philosophy is to "grow the arms and buy the bats."  With Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz, and Jake Arrieta in the system, it seems to be going according to plan.
  • MacPhail says owner Peter Angelos is not meddling, in fact "there is nothing further from the truth."
  • Of course, MacPhail would like to sign Brian Roberts to an extension while maintaining financial flexibility.
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