People familiar with the Mark Teixeira trade talks say the Angels are belying their usual California cool and being "very persistent" in their efforts to land the switch-hitting slugger, who would be the perfect complement to Vladimir Guerrero.
Texas may be able to pry young first baseman Casey Kotchman, perhaps right-hander Ervin Santana and a third big leaguer from Los Angeles of Anaheim for Teixeira. Which sounds like a pretty fair package from here, and word has it that the Angels might offer even more.
5x5 H2H, NK 10 tms
C- S. Perez
OF- Brantley, McCutcheon, Werth
BN- Wong, Rios
SP- Hamels, Teheran, Carrasco, A. Wood, Quintana, Bailey, Richards, Smyly, Salazar
RP- Uehara, McGee, Dooltle