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Could they be teammates in '09?

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that one of the GM’s involved in the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes said the Boston Red Sox were in the lead to sign him.

“I think they’re in the lead and ahead of where everyone else is right now,” he said. “I’m not sure who’s bidding against them at this point.”

Asked whether he thought the talks would end soon, the GM said, “You just never know where Scott Boras and the Red Sox are involved.”

Let’s see here. The Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Nationals and Angels are the teams involved in the talks. It’s very unlikely that Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman (Yanks GM) said that. So that it narrows it down to Tony Reagins (Angels GM), Andy McPhail (Orioles GM) or Jim Bowden (Nationals GM).

My money is on Reagins saying that.