24 Dec 2008
From both of us here at the blog, we hope you and your families all have a very happy and safe holiday season. Thank you so much for reading!
One last baseball note, interesting article by Kat O’Brien on the Teixeira negotiations. Up until the end, Boras was playing the Yankees and the Red Sox off one another. If you are a player, why wouldn’t you want Boras as your agent? Look, I don’t like his methods, but he gets his clients top dollar always. It will be interesting to see how he creates leverage for Manny Ramirez because it looks like the Dodgers are the only team left standing in that bidding. (And yes, I would love to see Manny have to take a deal for less than the two option years he had when he sulked out of Boston.)
One last note, for the first time in years (probably 34 years) the Yankees are closing their offices between Christmas and New Year’s Day. That’s a nice move by Hal and it also means you probably will have to wait until 2009 to see Teixeira introduced.