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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ho-leeeeee (you know)

If this report on is true, I suppose we can take the Nats at their word that they are serious about this.

So let's get even more serious. What the hell, you're going that deep. Take the same money and make it for 10 years. That's right, throw 10 years and 225 million at him.

My son asked me last night if I'd get him a Teix jersey if he signed. A jersey? How 'bout three: Home, Road, Alternate. For me, too.

UPDATE: Now the actual report says 8/160, while the headline says 8/180. Which is it? I like 8/180 a hell of a lot better. 8/180 may actually get it done.

UPDATE AGAIN: Now the subhead says $160, too. A fine offer. I like 180 better. Not sure 160 will get it done. Splurge. Go the 180.


George Templeton said...

Whoa hold it! Could everyone take a breath and not do Scott Boras' job for him. There is no point in the Nats outbidding themselves Texas Rangers style.
And even though some big money franchises are in the middle of this, I am not sure any of them want to spend $20 million a year on a first basemen.
This is a great offer, slightly mind-alterting because I expect this sort of thing for the Redskins. And even though I am acting like the skunk at a garden party, I just want everyone to slow down a bit and consider the effect of this.
There are other players out there (some of them good) and while Teixeira is the best of them, this deal has the whiff of an over correction from last year's errors.

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George Templeton said...

I am watching Baseball Tonight and John Kruk has really teed me off by saying that if Tex goes to the Nats it is just for the money because they have no chance to win in the next 4 or 5 years.
Well excuse me, but that's a long time and while I am not saying that Tex = World Series in 5 years, getting a player like that can accelerate the process of becoming a winner.
To say a team with Ryan Zimmerman and Mark Teixeira at the corners, Jesus Flores at catcher, Stephen Strasburg in the rotation (we hope!) plus all the young pitching talent coming through the farm system has no chance to win in the next 4 or 5 years, well I am sorry, but that's a load of rubbish!

Gus said...

I am all for going for the best possible player. If you are going to make a winning team, you need the best possible player. It's like the draft, you take the best you can get. If THE PLAN has worked, and we now have a good (not great, but good) farm system, then go nuts. Over correct, do whatever. Just put something on the park I can be interested in.