We all know the Boston Red Sox would love to sign Mark Teixeira to a contract. What we don’t know is how long or the amount of the contract that they offered him during the recent Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
We do know that the Baltimore Orioles have an offer of 7 years, $140-150 million and the Washington Nationals have an offer of 8 years, $160-180 million on the table. It’s not known if the New York Yankees have made him an offer but they do remain interested.
Last night, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim GM Tony Reagins confirmed that they have offered Teixeira an 8 year contract but he didn’t specify the dollar amount. It is believed to at least match the Nationals offer.
“It was made during our conversations [with agent Scott Boras] at the Winter Meetings,” Reagins told MLB.com, having returned home to Southern California from Las Vegas. “We have a proposal in place for eight years. The specific dollar amount, I won’t get into that.”
The Angels already lost one of their backup plans when Raul Ibanez signed a 3-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday and it seems as though they’ve pinned their hopes on re-signing Teixeira.
We know that Teixeira has said he wants to sign his contract by Christmas so it’s only a matter of time before we learn where Teixeira is playing next season. Of course, I hope he’ll be wearing a Red Sox uniform.