Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yankees nab Teixeira while no one is looking

The Yankees waited in the wings and after public contract offer retractions from the Red Sox and Angels, Brian Cashman and the gang swept in and got another $20+ million per year player, signing Mark Teixeira.

The deal is reportedly eight years at $180 million, or $22.5 million annually.

On one hand, the Yankees get a great defensive first basemen who will hit .300 and put up 30 home runs each year. On the other hand, the Yankees now have a first basemen for the next eight years, basically rendering Jorge Posada useless after this season and leaving nowhere for aging infielders to go when they lose their range.

Seems like a fair trade-off.

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