The Yankees have reached an agreement in principle to sign Mark Teixeira, SI.com has learned, beating out the rival Red Sox for the free-agent slugger's services.WTF?
Teixeira, who hit .308 with 33 home runs and 121 RBIs in 2008, will receive an eight-year, $180 million deal from the Yankees with a full no-trade provision.
I'm assuming the Red Sox matched that, though I know they would not have included a no-trade clause. Plus, the Daily News reports:
Teixeira had favored the Yankees all along and according to sources he conveyed that to them this week.(After this off-season, will the Yankees continue begging New York City for more millions to finish the new stadium?)