Red Sox Offer Mark Teixeira 8 Years, 160 Million at  Least

After the Angels, Nationals, and Orioles made their offers to Mark Teixeira, the Red Sox jumped in. Today, they offered at least 8 years, 160 million, maybe more. To recap, the Angels and Nationals offers were both 8 years, 160 million while the Orioles offered 7 years, 140 million. The O’s won’t be raising their offer, but it is possible that the other 3 teams do.Mark Teixera

I’m glad the Red Sox finally made an offer. Hopefully, things will start cooking now. With 3 teams offering the same or almost the same amount, Tex will have to chose where he wants to go the most. Obviously, I’m not Teixeira, but I think that Boston would make the most sense for him. He gets to win more than the Nationals do while also staying near his Baltimore home. By the way, it looks like the Orioles are out because of their reluctance to raise their offer. I don’t think that they were all that serious anyway; they just put in a bid so that could say that they tried. There’s no way Tex is taking 140 million.

So now that this is a 3 team race, things will get interesting. Will the two teams that don’t get their offer tentatively accepted raise it or drop out? Will Teixeira get only 160 million, or will he get the 200 million he’s been asking for? Where is his preferred destination? The good thing is that all of these questions will be answered soon. I do think that Teixeira will sign before Christmas, and I still believe it will be with the Red Sox. He will tentatively accept their offer, but will report back to the Nationals and Angels first. I have no idea whether either team would raise its offer. If one or both do raise their offer, will the Red Sox also? Or will they drop out?

This is going to be a very, very fun thing to watch over the holiday season! Hopefully he’ll sign before Christmas.

3 comments

    • Joe

      Julia,

      I would do an 8 year contract if I were the Red Sox. Tex is only 28 years old, and he’s been one of the most consistent players in the MLB. Every year he’ll give you gold glove caliber defense to go along with a .300-.330 average, 30-35 home runs, and 100-120 RBIs. He’s a perennial All Star, has had no injury issues in the past, and has a great personality. I can’t find one bad part about his game. I understand that you probably don’t want to move Mike Lowell as a fan of the Red Sox, but it is the smart baseball decision. I know how you feel. I hated when Kerry Wood left, but now I understand that a right fielder would be a better aquisition. I bet you’ll become a big Teixeira fan if the Red Sox do end up with him.
      All Baseball All The Time

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