The latest on free agent slugger Mark Teixeira:
- Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox burn, lust for, and love Teixeira. Silverman says Tex should end up with a salary of at least $20MM and a term of at least six years. Also, Silverman talked to one source who suggested the Yankees’ acquisition of Nick Swisher "could be a prelude to another deal with a National League club."
- Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says the Yankees still plan to add an impact hitter. He agrees that "several National League teams have had their eye on Swisher." MLB.com’s Mark Bowman says the Braves are among them.
- Teixeira told Erin Andrews last night that he hopes to sign by Christmas.