Sunday, December 21, 2008

Angels Withdraw Offer To Teixeira

The Angels are backing out of the Mark Teixeira races, Yahoo! Sports is reporting. The Angels became the second team in recent days to step out of the Mark Teixeira races, joining the Red Sox who found his price too steep. The Angels and Red Sox, who found his price to steep, are pressuring Boras to work out a deal with the Nationals or Orioles, the only teams left in the bidding. The Angels offered an 8-year deal, worth 160 million dollars; Teixeira is seeking eight years for 180 million dollars.

While Teixeira would like to play out East, he would probably take the 170 million that the Red Sox were offering before going to the Nationals or Orioles. The ball is in Boras' court.

UPDATE: The source informed Tim Brown said that the Angels would not work with his agent, which could be a call to Mark Teixeira to step in and get a deal done. Hmmm...

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.


Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with your saying the ball is in Boras' court. The Angels leaving effectively takes it out. Unless the NY Yankees make an offer the Red Sox are the best team with an offer left on the table (assuming it is still there). If Tex wants to have a chance to win the Sox offer may not need to beat the O's or Nats. Either of these teams would need a Rays like turn-a-round both in a division with three highly competitive teams already.

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to hear that GM's are refusing to play games with Scott Boros and his clients. I feel absolutley zero remorse for the man.