Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sox Make 8-year Offer To Teixeira

From Michael Silverman:

Should the Red Sox eventually come out on top in the aggressive quest for the services of the gifted free agent first baseman, it will cost them an extraordinary, even historic, amount of money.

The Sox have made an offer, the biggest and longest yet for this current ownership group. The offer is believed to be for at least eight years, with ownership and baseball operations cognizant that Teixeira, 29, represents the safest bet they can make for at least this year and next to shore up the heart of an aging lineup.

Silverman didn't mention how much the deal was for, but earlier in the day Silverman said that the offer expected to be an "eight-year contract worth somewhere between $145 and $175 million, possibly more." He also said that "the Sox understand that in order to move forward with Teixeira in the fold, they will have to break new financial ground."

5 Comments:

Raven King said...

I really don't want to see Teixeira and Youk the Troll wearing the same ugly uniform.

Anonymous said...

How are they going to break new financial ground? That ugly cramped green rickety urine smelling filthy little ballpark only holds about 37,000 seats. They can't expand or build a new stadium, unbelievable for a big market team. It would seem big contracts would paint their backs to the wall and hurt their financial maneuverability, if they sign him to a longterm deal.

Eliezer said...

If thats true Anon, then what they're trying to do is raise the price up. I still think that LAA will offer more than that.

Anonymous said...

Someone should get Paulson and Bernanke in on the bidding, this is their sort of game.

Anonymous said...

I HATE the idea of Boston getting Tex. Hopefully the Yanks swoop in at the last minute and ink him, but I doubt it...