Mark Teixeira Leftovers

More Mark Teixeira info…

  • Tony Massarotti chronicles the Red Sox-Yankees angle to the Teixeira negotiations from start to finish.
  • Lisa Olson says the Yankees lured Tex with a montage backed by his beloved band Twisted Sister (and also $180 million).
  • Teixeira says the botched negotiations with the Red Sox in ’98 had nothing to do with his decision.
  • Jack Curry got some comments from Red Sox owner John Henry on the situation.
  • Yankees president Randy Levine accused Brewers owner Mark Attanasio of "sour grapes."
  • Ken Davidoff banters with Hal Steinbrenner about the Yankees’ approach.
  • Gordon Edes says the Red Sox put together an offer with vesting options that would’ve reached ten years and $212MM; Scott Boras made a similar pitch to the Angels.  Boras wanted either nine years or $23MM per from the Sox; he told them the Nationals did commit to a ninth year.  That was when John Henry emailed the media.  As for the Angels, Arte Moreno believes no player is worth more than $160MM.
  • Joel Sherman says the Angels were Teixeira’s first choice.

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