Mark Teixeira Trade Rumors – Yankees (Red Sox, Braves, Angels, Dodgers) Getting Serious?

Local ESPN radio hosts mentioned that rumors are flying all over the place that as the Yankees may not be dead yet, Cashman is getting more serious about getting a firstbaseman. And as the Rangers and Yankees have been scouting each other for a while for reasons ranging from Bullpen help to possibly Sammy Sosa, they’ve gotten to know each other’s talent pretty well. And while the Yankees were on the sellers-buyers fence at the All-Star break, they’re pulling their typical post-break magic and are suddenly above .500, in 2nd place and only 8 behind Boston. They’ll be buying this month!

In the meantime, rumors have also started circling that the Red Sox may grab Teixeira.  That sounds far fetched to me.  As do rumors about a possible trade with the Ranger-killing Angels.

But, there are substantiated rumors that the Dodgers are interested.  And suddenly the Braves have been mentioned to be in the mix.

Hmmmm.  Has Little Jon DanielsHart finally gotten smart?  The richest teams in baseball are suddenly rumored to be interested in Tex?  That’s every GMs goal when they’re shopping a player, with a Yankees-Red Sox bidding war being a GM’s dream!

Or is more likely that Tex has told Scott Boras what he wants, and they’re not sitting around waiting for Hicks and Daniels to screw things up by their incompetence when it comes to generating buzz and “selling” a player?

Either way, these kinds are rumors are great news for the Rangers, as Tex talk had gotten too quiet for a while. 

Certainly, coming back from the DL red hot in his first 4 games helped. But going hitless since won’t help. If Teixeira really does want to go play for a winner now, he needs to stay consistent. But the multi-million question remains – can DanielsHart finally orchestrate a trade that helps his club more than the team he trades with.  Or will Cashman or John Schuerholz or Theo Epstein give Hicks and DanielsHart another schooling like Cashman, Doug Melvin, Kevin Towers and Jim Bowden already have in recent years?

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9 responses to “Mark Teixeira Trade Rumors – Yankees (Red Sox, Braves, Angels, Dodgers) Getting Serious?

  1. Let’s hope these rumors are true for the sake of our current starting rotation, but according to TR’s blog today, Jon Daniels is driving a very hard bargain for Tex – almost too hard for some teams. And good for JD. We can’t get fleeced on this deal, and as I said on TR’s blog, if nobody will give us what we want for Tex, then we should keep him for now, hoping to finish the year strong and possibly convince him to sign a lucrative short-term deal (2-3 years with a nice pay increase, of course) . That way, if the team doesn’t improve next year, we can still trade him and get some value for him, or if we improve substantially, and he wants to stay, we can do that too.

  2. I don’t think that the question, “can Daniels Hart finally orchestrate a trade that helps his club more than the team he trades with?” should be the big question. I wouldn’t mind if a trade helps out another team or not, just as long as it helps me out. I would be a nice perk, but not a necessity.

  3. rangersorrobbers

    Anders – I’m not against a trade that helps the other team. In fact, I’m for it. Whoever gets Teixeira will get a lot of help. But the trade has to do more than “help me out.” It has to make me better than I would be had I not made the trade. DanielsHart has never been able to do that – so far.

    Jon – I agree we can’t get fleeced, but I’m also 100% convinced that Tex won’t sign any deal with the Rangers now or ever again. So driving a hard bargain is great – but the value of what they could get will decrease if they wait passed the deadline. And if we’re going to lose Tex – and there’s no opportunity for him to make a significant contribution to the team in the time remaining on his contract – then DanielsHart MUST get the most possible for Tex NOW.

  4. The red sox can use Texeira and he would be a great fit…it looks like they are looking to put Youkalis back at 3rd and next year drop 3rd baseman Mike Lowell.

  5. hey come on don’t let mike lowell get traded to another team because we need youk at first base.

    Come on think this over Theo Epein and Terry Francona. If he does get traded who is going to play first base.

    But if we get Mark Teixeira to play first base it will be cool with me.

    P.S. My Grammie will be very upset if Lowell gets traded to another team. And I will be upset too.

  6. MY FAMILY LOVES THE REDSOX SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH AND MY GRAMMIE LOVES YOU GUYS MY GRAMMIE SAYS THATS MY MIKIE!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL

  7. Come on You guys fight to get Mark Teixeira to play first base and so we will have a awsome chance to wi n the world series Curse is Reversed

    KEEP THE FAITH IN THE REDSOX AND IN GOD!!!!!!!!

  8. PLEASE WRITE BACK I WILL BE SOOOO HAPPY AND EXCITED AND AMAZED

    I LOVE YOU GUYS SOOOOO MUCH

  9. rangersorrobbers

    Um, Lucas, this is a blog about the Texas Rangers, although the Red Sox and Tigers are my other two favorite teams. I think you and your grammie will have a lot to root for this October!

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