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    Red Sox out of Teixeira running

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    Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry came out of a meeting Thursday night with free agent Mark Teixeira and his agent, Scott Boras, all but declaring that Boston was out of the running for the switch-hitting first baseman.

    “We met with Mr. Teixeira and were very much impressed with him,” Henry wrote in an e-mail. “After hearing about his other offers, however, it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor.”


    It was a stunning turnabout after it appeared the Red Sox had become the leaders in the chase for the 28-year-old slugger. Henry, CEO Larry Lucchino and general manager Theo Epstein traveled to Dallas for the meeting.

    The Red Sox had an eight-year offer on the table in excess of $160 million. Sources close to the negotiations said it was less than the $184 million reported by Boston WCVB sportscaster Mike Lynch, who first reported that the meeting would take place. Boras is seeking a 10-year, $200 million deal, but a Red Sox executive said earlier that would be “ridiculous.”

    The Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals also have made offers to Teixeira, but to date none of those offers are believed to be for more than eight years. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman also met with Teixeira earlier this month, but that was before the Yankees committed more than $240 million to sign pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, so it appears unlikely they would make a grab for Teixeira as well.

    Boras also represents free-agent catcher Jason Varitek, the Red Sox captain who declined an offer of salary arbitration from the team. Boston has not made another offer to Varitek since, though the sides continue to talk. A third Boras client, free-agent pitcher Derek Lowe, also is of interest to the Red Sox, but they have not made him an offer and are expected to do so only if he drops his price. Lowe is believed to be seeking a five-year deal in the $75 million range.

    Teixeira, who turns 29 on April 11, has averaged more than 30 home runs and 100 RBIs in his six big-league seasons, while posting a .919 OPS and playing Gold Glove-caliber defense. The Red Sox envision him as a middle-of-the-lineup presence to offset last July’s departure of Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers. If Teixeira signs with the Red Sox, they would move All-Star Kevin Youkilis from first to third base while looking to trade third baseman Mike Lowell, the 2007 World Series MVP.

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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    watch the Red Sox sign Dunn

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    Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry came out of a meeting Thursday night with free agent Mark Teixeira and his agent, Scott Boras, all but declaring that Boston was out of the running for the switch-hitting first baseman.

    “We met with Mr. Teixeira and were very much impressed with him,” Henry wrote in an e-mail. “After hearing about his other offers, however, it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor.”

    It was a stunning turnabout after it appeared the Red Sox had become the leaders in the chase for the 28-year-old slugger. Henry, CEO Larry Lucchino and general manager Theo Epstein traveled to Dallas for the meeting.

    The Red Sox had an eight-year offer on the table in excess of $160 million. Sources close to the negotiations said it was less than the $184 million reported by Boston WCVB sportscaster Mike Lynch, who first reported that the meeting would take place. Boras is seeking a 10-year, $200 million deal, but a Red Sox executive said earlier that would be “ridiculous.”
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    I hope the Yanks get him them. No one is going to give him 10 years though. I could see the Yanks giving him a deal much like CC's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    watch the Red Sox sign Dunn
    That would be hard for me to take. Very hard. I could deal with anyone else signing him except for the Cubs or the Red Sox.
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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    An LA writer was just on ESPN news, he thinks the Angels upped their offer.

    And I wouldn't worry too much about the Red Sox signing Dunn, I can't see where they'd play him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    An LA writer was just on ESPN news, he thinks the Angels upped their offer.

    And I wouldn't worry too much about the Red Sox signing Dunn, I can't see where they'd play him.
    that's true. They don't have room for him unless they trade someone. I would be glad to take Bay or Drew away from them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    that's true. They don't have room for him unless they trade someone. I would be glad to take Bay or Drew away from them though.
    Now, there's a surprise, I'm not used to running into people who don't think Drew is semi-worthless.
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    I'm hoping he goes to the O's. There's some excellent minor league talent pretty close to emerging there, so he could anchor a real renaissance in Baltimore.
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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    that's true. They don't have room for him unless they trade someone. I would be glad to take Bay or Drew away from them though.
    They would have to move Dunn to first.

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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    But he doesn't want to play first. Oh, maybe that was just for the Reds.
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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    The Red Sox seem to take 1st base defense pretty seriously compared to a lot of teams.
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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    watch the Red Sox sign Dunn
    I actually think Dunn would be a good fit for the Rays. The Sox might do it though, if they think that Ortiz won't be 100% healthy.
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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    Boras is going to end up screwing Big Tex out of a lot of money

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    Re: Red Sox out of Teixeira running

    This announcement reeks to me of the Sox calling Boras' bluff. The Sox know they have the top offer and that Boras is trying to get them to bid against an imaginary offer. It's been his MO for years. Teix is Boras' biggest fish since A-Rod and we all know how that played out.
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