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Which team will Teixeira sign for?

Anaheim
17
19%
Baltimore
7
8%
Boston
38
42%
New York Y
15
16%
Washington
11
12%
Other
3
3%
 
Total votes : 91

Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby noseeum » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:33 pm

Boras tried to push the Yankees to 10 years, then conceded on 8 but insisted on $24 million per. They wouldn't budge from 8 and 180 and he called back 20 minutes later:
http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/baseb ... kees/blog/

You gotta love Boras. And you gotta love Cashman!
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby rmande09 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:51 am

haha this whole situation is fairly ridiculous. I don't even care that the Yankees are spending all this money, I just think it's ridiculous, especially in light of the economic situation and their new, tax-payer funded stadium.

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Re: Mark Teixeira future team? (Yankees)

Postby APAP » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:47 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
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MashinSpuds wrote:The only way to reach equilibrium between the Sox and Yanks is for the Sox to sign Adam Dunn for 15 years and a $450 million dollar contract. This will wipe out all discussions.


Nah that would only cover the contracts of Tex and ARod


You could have had them both if you would have ponied up just a little more dough.


Thats ok those two havent helped to win a World Series yet so its ok.
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Re: Yankees make

Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:40 pm

jlm53089 wrote:I am going to laugh for so long when the Yankees dont make the playoffs.

Even with all this new firepower they still play in the toughest division in baseball.


That is exactly how I feel. It will now be even sweeter if they do not make the playoffs.
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby nsulham » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:36 pm

I'd be shocked if they didn't make the playoffs. Winning the whole thing is another matter but a lot of people last year going into the season thought the Tigers looked like the best team on paper and how did that turn out?

Let's let things play out on the field then we'll see what's what.
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Re: Mark Teixeira future team? (Yankees)

Postby nsulham » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:40 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:You could have had them both if you would have ponied up just a little more dough.


Not trading for or signing A-Rod hasn't worked out too poorly for Boston. Can't argue with two championships since that time. Would they have won them with A-Rod? We'll never know, just the same as time will tell with Teix.
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Re: Mark Teixeira future team? (Yankees)

Postby BritSox » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:02 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:You could have had them both if you would have ponied up just a little more dough.


Not really, at least in the case of Teix. All I've heard indicates the NTC, not the money, was the dealbreaker re: BOS. Plus, there's two huge assumptions:

1) The Yankees don't go even higher
2) In case of a tie, he chooses Boston.

The Sox pretty much have never, and will never, win a direct auction with NYY for a player both really want. No-one named Steinbrenner would let it happen.
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Re: Yankees make

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:46 am

So when do they sign Manny?
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby MikeeDee » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:40 am

I love that 6 or 7 people have voted NY in the poll after Tex was signed. :-D
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:24 am

MikeeDee wrote:I love that 6 or 7 people have voted NY in the poll after Tex was signed. :-D


LOL :-D

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I think the NTC was the deal breaker for the Sox. If the money difference was Sabathia like then one can argue it was money but here the money difference seemed minimal-$10-$12M.

Excited about what's going on(especially Teixiera which was unexpected) but at the end of the day it's about what happens on the field.
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