O’s Offering 20+ Mil/9 years for Tex?

Now that the Yanks have signed CC Sabathia, the focus is on a certain 1st baseman. Reports from the LA Times are that things_are_heating_up and the O’s are the middle of it.

With committing alot of money to Sabathia and seemingly focused on signing more pitching, the Yanks seem to be moving away Sabathia. That can always change because the Yanks seemingly print their own money.

Anyways, here’s what you want to see:

According to a source from a team who is involved in negotiations, the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles “are coming in hot” on Teixeira, with the Nationals apparently willing to offer the slugger a 10-year deal for more than $20 million a year and the Orioles willing to go nine years for at least $20 million a year

Wow. Its hard to imagine that it would be down to the Nats and O’s (I don’t think it is), but supposedly they are the two teams with big money offers on the table. 20 million/9 years for Tex is a lot but shoot, let it happen. There’s not many free agents who could come in and help like Tex would.

Signing Tex would make it easier to re-sign Markakis and Roberts and it’d make it easier to sign free agents. As long as some decent stopgap pitching is picked up, the O’s could be decent next season.

All right let’s stop this now…

Stuff like this is great to hear, but I don’t need to get my hopes up. My fear is that the Red Sox come in at the last minute with some crazy offe, sign him, and as a result the O’s re-sign Millar for 2  years.

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