have made an offer [for Mark Teixeira], the biggest and longest yet for this current ownership group. The offer is believed to be for at least eight years ...MLB's Ian Browne notes the sticky situation that would arise with only two infield positions for Teixeira, Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis.
Teixeira is believed to be seeking an average annual value of more than the $21 million that left-hander CC Sabathia is close to finalizing with the New York Yankees for the next seven years, and a lot closer to the $27.5 million that third baseman Alex Rodriguez is guaranteed to make through 2017 with the Yankees. ...
There is every indication that the Red Sox view Teixiera in the same "must-have" light as they did Matsuzaka.
December 16, 2008
Herald: Sox Make Offer To Teixeira (8 Years?)
Michael Silverman reports that the Red Sox
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