According to Baseball Prospectus, the Nationals are preparing to offer Mark Teixera 10 years, 200 million. If this is indeed true, then I think Tex will end up in Washington, especially since his home is in Maryland. I don’t see any team coming closer to this offer. I previously though the highest offer would be 8 years, 160 million, with that being a stretch. This, however, would not be a very smart move for the Nationals, nor would it for any team. I know they are growing into a large market, but why spend on Tex now. Why not just sign a big free agent when they become a good team? They still will be awful, and still have a pathetic offense. Plus, do you really think Tex is going to be worth 20 million per year in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th years of his contract? I don’t. If this does go through, the Angels might become the favorite for Manny Ramirez. He could DH on the other side of LA. They might go after Ramirez harder than the Dodgers because the Dodgers have an outfield surplus. If the Angels do miss out on Manny, they might turn to CC Sabathia. The Dodgers might decide to go that route also: CC over Manny. The Yankees will go crazy trying to get Sabathia to go to New York. If they miss out on him, then they become the favorites for Derek Lowe and AJ Burnett. There would be a large ripple down efect. So a lot of different things could happen in Mark Teixera signs with the Nationals. I don’t think it’s a good idea at all, though.