slomo007 wrote:Yoda wrote:Now there is a rumor floating around that Teix might be traded in the offseason...
I really doubt that. I just don't know why Texas would. They traded Adrian Gonzalez so that Teix could be the future of the organization. IMO, Texas doesn't have enough in the minors to trade Teix.
Blalock is likely to be dealt....and actually, it wouldn't surprise me to hear Young or Kinsler's name being mentioned in some rumors simply because Arias is ready to play as a MI (preferably SS). Perhaps Young can move to 3rd if Blalock is dealt? Who knows, the possibilities are endless. I do think that if I had to choose one offensive player that I just can't see being traded - it would be Teix.
It is just a rumor but... Teix is due to make 9M in 07 and then become a free agent. If they can't extend his contract, then why not shop him around if you are going to lose him anyway? I also heard that he does not get along with Showalter which may validate the trade rumor.
Finally, they won't get nearly as much for Blalock and/or Young as they can for Teixeira. It will be interesting how this pans out... The suitor apparently is BAL, Teixeira's home town.