Mark Teixeira Rumors: Sunday

11:37pm: Kat O’Brien and Ken Davidoff have a new column up.  They say that despite John Henry’s Thursday statement, the Red Sox did not pull their $170-180MM offer.  The Yankees have not made an offer; they’re debating it internally.

6:18pm: The Angels confirmed to Mike DiGiovanna that they’ve pulled their offer and are no longer pursuing Teixeira.

6:02pm: Brown, who seemingly had the Angels’ withdrawn offer scoop first, has more.  He says Arte Moreno decided that Tex did not intend to play for the Angels and were being used to drive up the price.

Brown also learned that the Red Sox have not spoken to Boras since Thursday night.

5:15pm: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels withdrew their offer to Teixeira.  He says the Angels’ decision "appears more final" than Boston’s "not going to be a factor" statement.  Rosenthal believes the Angels offered around $160MM over eight years, but Tex wants to be on the East Coast.  Tim Brown says the Halos will not re-enter the bidding for Teixeira.

1:56pm: A few Mark Teixeira notes from Buster Olney’s blog this morning:

Olney talked to someone who talked to a member of the Nationals’ front office.  The word is that the Nationals "absolutely do not expect to win the bidding for Teixeira."

Olney also heard that the Yankees did make an offer to Tex at some point, but it’s now off the table.  Kat O’Brien explains that Scott Boras is trying to bring the Yankees into the bidding, and their front office is divided.

Dan Graziano says Teixeira is "as on-board with the Boras plan as any client he’s ever had besides his ultimate client, Alex Rodriguez."  Stan McNeal offers a Boras translation machine at Sporting News.



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