The Yankees' imminent signing of free-agent left-hander CC Sabathia to a seven-year, $160-million deal would seem to take them out of the running for Mark Teixeira, but that will hardly ease the competition the Angels face in retaining the free-agent first baseman.
According to a source from a team who is involved in negotiations, the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles "are coming in hot" on Teixeira, with the Nationals apparently willing to offer the slugger a 10-year deal for more than $20 million a year and the Orioles willing to go nine years for at least $20 million a year.
The Boston Red Sox are also aggressively pursuing Teixeira. For more details, go to latimes.com.
-- Mike DiGiovanna
It's probably just chatter, but that's a pretty serious offer if true. I like Tex a lot, but 9 years seems crazy to me.