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Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 02:28 PM
8 yr/170 million


Source: Teixeira, Yanks agree to 8-year deal

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Free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4937) has reached agreement with the New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy) on an eight-year contract worth more than $170 million, a source involved in the negotiations tells ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
The Yankees swooped in on Teixeira on Tuesday when it was believed the Boston Red Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bos) or the Washington Nationals (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=was) were the likeliest of his future employer. The Red Sox's offer was believed to be in the range of $170 million, and the Nationals reached out with an offer perhaps greater than that of Boston.



http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3790141

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 02:30 PM
Reported by Buster Olney, who earlier reported this morning that Tex was down to two teams - Red Sox and Nationals.

Dicky McElephant
12-23-2008, 02:30 PM
:shake:

Fish
12-23-2008, 02:31 PM
Fuck the Yankees with a rusty railroad spike.... greedy motherfuckers....

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 02:31 PM
Good grief.

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 02:31 PM
8 years, $170M, full no-trade clause.

Yeah, I'm sure they won't be regretting that deal in oh, three years.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:32 PM
ROFL

The Red Sox also make out like bandits in the current system, but this really underscores what a joke it is.

With the new stadium, it will only get worse. Yankees will have double the payroll of anyone else in baseball soon, if they don't already.

Sure-Oz
12-23-2008, 02:32 PM
No fucking way i thought the Red Sox had him

Sure-Oz
12-23-2008, 02:33 PM
Now will they sign Manny?

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 02:34 PM
LMAO

Buster Olney just said the Yank-mes now have the TOP FOUR HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS IN BASEBALL.

Wow, that is just hilarious. What a sport.

Deberg_1990
12-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Yankees havent won a World Series in 8 years. They can spend all the money they want. Its ZERO gaurantee of anything.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 02:35 PM
ROFL

The Red Sox also make out like bandits in the current system, but this really underscores what a joke it is.

With the new stadium, it will only get worse. Yankees will have double the payroll of anyone else in baseball soon, if they don't already.
their payroll already is triple of more than 50% of the league.

Fish
12-23-2008, 02:35 PM
The Yankees are like the damn Mafia..... everyone knows they exist, and that what they do is wrong, but nobody does a damn thing about it till shit's ruined for everyone else...

BigCatDaddy
12-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Good God. Is their payroll at 300 mill for the year?

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Tex is a much better signing for them than the Giambi contract, that's for sure.

Saulbadguy
12-23-2008, 02:38 PM
FAIL.

Stewie
12-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Hey Yankmes, the Wall Street gravy train is over. Good luck sell $1000 seats.

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 02:39 PM
Tex is a much better signing for them than the Giambi contract, that's for sure.

Why? Giambi had much better numbers the three years before signing with NY than Tex did.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:39 PM
Hey Yankmes, the Wall Street gravy train is over. Good luck sell $1000 seats.

The YES Network alone gives them massive profits. I'm pretty sure that even if they never sold a ticket to any home game, they'd still be at least break-even.

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 02:40 PM
Why? Giambi had much better numbers the three years before signing with NY than Tex did.

On the juice. Plus Tex is better defensively. He'll be a much more consistent player.

I think the signing (and the system as a whole) is a joke, too, but Tex is a very special player.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 02:40 PM
Good God. Is their payroll at 300 mill for the year?
it was 222 million last year so ........ um .... it looks like it's heading towards 270 for this year.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:41 PM
Why? Giambi had much better numbers the three years before signing with NY than Tex did.

Tex isn't likely to be a 'roided up, so his numbers are more likely to be consistent with what he's done to date.

Here's hoping their pitching continues to disappoint. I'm not at all sold on Sabathia, much less Burnett. Sabathia might even be good for a couple years then completely collapse, the way he treats his body...

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:41 PM
it was 222 million last year so ........ um .... it looks like it's heading towards 270 for this year.

They shed some decent sized contracts though. Giambi, Pettitte, Mussina, and I'm not sure who else.

chiefs1111
12-23-2008, 02:41 PM
they have spent over 400 million dollars on three players......

BigMeatballDave
12-23-2008, 02:41 PM
The YES Network alone gives them massive profits. I'm pretty sure that even if they never sold a ticket to any home game, they'd still be at least break-even.Yep. I'm sure their TV revenue is well over 100 mil.

Reaper16
12-23-2008, 02:44 PM
This is huh wow

Demonpenz
12-23-2008, 02:45 PM
that is unreal. to play baseball

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 02:45 PM
The YES Network alone gives them massive profits. I'm pretty sure that even if they never sold a ticket to any home game, they'd still be at least break-even.

This is true. Shicklegruber has created a cash hog monster with the YES network.

Carlota69
12-23-2008, 02:47 PM
As an Angel fan, I bummed we didnt get him. However, I think its funny that everyone had him going to Boston, but then they get swooped on. Dont get me wrong, Boston will be just fine without Teixeira, but the rivalry cracks me up. Its entertianing for sure.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 02:47 PM
They don't need a superstar at every position. they need role players.

Gonzo
12-23-2008, 02:47 PM
Yucking Fankees

Woodrow Call
12-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Guess that luxury tax isn't hurting too bad.

Demonpenz
12-23-2008, 02:49 PM
what does he project to do 35 homeruns 100 rbi 400 obs above average defense? If they were spending that kind of jack you better get pujols. My guess this is all knee jerk from not making the playoffs

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 02:50 PM
what does he project to do 35 homeruns 100 rbi 400 obs above average defense? If they were spending that kind of jack you better get pujols. My guess this is all knee jerk from not making the playoffs

It's knee jerk for the new stadium and not making the playoffs.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:52 PM
This is true. Shicklegruber has created a cash hog monster with the YES network.

Red Sox have the same thing with NESN. Only problem is that the population of Eastern New England doesn't compare with the greater NY region.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:53 PM
Guess that luxury tax isn't hurting too bad.

$27MM for last year alone.

It doesn't impact their decision-making at all.

Buck
12-23-2008, 02:53 PM
What I want to know is who decided, 1000s of years ago that their last name was going to be Teixeira???

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 02:56 PM
$27MM for last year alone.

It doesn't impact their decision-making at all.

Yep. Not even a thought and there's no need to, really.

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 02:56 PM
They don't need a superstar at every position. they need role players.

Paul O'Neil.

Brianfo
12-23-2008, 02:58 PM
This sport is a joke. It will make it that much sweeter when the Royals sweep their ass next year. Write it down.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 02:58 PM
Yep. Not even a thought and there's no need to, really.

Right.

I wish there was a way to fix the broken economics of baseball. It would hose the Red Sox too, but honestly, the sport needs the fix.

The current system is just silly.

Frazod
12-23-2008, 02:59 PM
I really wish MLB would kick out the fucking Yankmees and Red Sox, then they could play each other in every game, ESPN would explode with delight, and the rest of baseball would be interesting and competitive.

Better yet, I wish their fucking planes would crash in mid-air, hopefully right over the new stadium.

4321

The_Doctor10
12-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Just when i was thinking there might be a reason for me to watch mlb this season...Nope. I'll watch the inevitable Yankee choke in the post-season and everyone will blame a-rod, but the preceding six months of New Yorker insufferability will be far more trouble than it's worth.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Wonder if the Yankees are still in the Manny hunt. Last I heard they were thinking of 3 years at $25MM per. :eek:

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 03:00 PM
The funny thing is that such over the top greed and excess like this is going to end up forcing MLB to add a salary cap and/or 100% revenue sharing.

It's just like the greed on Wall Street - the guys took it too far until it blew up, and now increased regulation will put an end to the exorbitant excess.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Just when i was thinking there might be a reason for me to watch mlb this season...Nope. I'll watch the inevitable Yankee choke in the post-season and everyone will blame a-rod, but the preceding six months of New Yorker insufferability will be far more trouble than it's worth.

Would ti have been better if the Red Sox had gotten Tex? Seriously, it's nearly as silly.

Carlota69
12-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Wonder if the Yankees are still in the Manny hunt. Last I heard they were thinking of 3 years at $25MM per. :eek:

Wouldnt put it past them. Then right afterwards they can go to congress and ask for a bailout. Simple.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Wonder if the Yankees are still in the Manny hunt. Last I heard they were thinking of 3 years at $25MM per. :eek:

That's crazy. I can't see them signing him now. they were only signing him if the Red Sox signed Texterra (sp?)

DeezNutz
12-23-2008, 03:02 PM
I'd like to see Dayton Moore's initial reaction to this type of stuff. Laughter? Kick something?

KCChiefsMan
12-23-2008, 03:03 PM
baseball is a joke

Buck
12-23-2008, 03:04 PM
The funny thing is that such over the top greed and excess like this is going to end up forcing MLB to add a salary cap and/or 100% revenue sharing.

It's just like the greed on Wall Street - the guys took it too far until it blew up, and now increased regulation will put an end to the exorbitant excess.

I don't think there will ever be a Salary Cap in baseball.

Never.

Their players union is too strong.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-23-2008, 03:04 PM
They don't need a superstar at every position. they need role players.

They've never learned this. You'd think they'd realize that four championships would show you a pretty good blueprint, but instead, they keep going the USA basketball 2002 route.

Dicky McElephant
12-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Just wait for the uncapped year in the NFL.

It'll be just like this except it will be the Patriots, Giants and Cowboys doing this.

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 03:05 PM
"the royals could have had him if they just paid him"-dumbass yankee fans

Sam Hall
12-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Would ti have been better if the Red Sox had gotten Tex? Seriously, it's nearly as silly.

Yes, because I cheer for any team that consistently beats the Yankees.

BWillie
12-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Man, NY Yankees are going to be STACKED next year. Think if they get Man Ram too.

What is their rotation going to be?

CC Sabathia
AJ Burnett
Chien Ming-Wang
Joba Chamberlain
and won't they still have Andy Pettite?

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 03:08 PM
I don't think there will ever be a Salary Cap in baseball.

Never.

Their players union is too strong.

Everything comes to an end. Everything.

Sam Hall
12-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Man, NY Yankees are going to be STACKED next year. Think if they get Man Ram too.

What is their rotation going to be?

CC Sabathia
AJ Burnett
Chien Ming-Wang
Joba Chamberlain
and won't they still have Andy Pettite?

They have potential stud Phillip Hughes:rolleyes:

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 03:10 PM
They've never learned this. You'd think they'd realize that four championships would show you a pretty good blueprint, but instead, they keep going the USA basketball 2002 route.

The shicklegrubers didn't build that team, Stick Michael did. he has been brushed to the side and is now a scout. the shickelgrubers will never learn.

Kyle DeLexus
12-23-2008, 03:18 PM
I never thought Tex would go to the Red Sox, he had problems with that organization at the beginning of his career and now he is joining their rival it makes sense. The Yanks just did this to make sure he didn't go to the Sox. They have cleared Giambi, Abreu, Moose, Petitte, Pudge, and Pavano. They had a lot of extra cash to spend. At the end of the off-season they will have ended up spending just a little more for this year than they did last year. I just have no idea why they traded for Swisher if they were planning on making a run for Tex.

The_Doctor10
12-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Would ti have been better if the Red Sox had gotten Tex? Seriously, it's nearly as silly.


I wanted the Angels to get him. Or someone outside of New York/Boston. Just once I wish a free agent would show some imagination and not sign with the red sox, yankees or mets. Why has nobody signed with the Rays? Granted, their revenue streams aren't even close to the NY/Boston teams, but they won the toughest division in baseball, beat the Red Sox in the ALCS, and they don't make any noise in free agency? That fanbase doesn't NEED another reason to get excited, but they'd be more than happy if you gave them one.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 03:18 PM
who was it that was saying that the NFL losing a salary cap wouldn't be bad because baseball was doing just fine without one?

Brock ... Rausch??



there was a couple of them

blaise
12-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Sometimes I think they should add a third team in NYC. I know it will never happen, but the luxury tax does nothing to curb the Yanks or Mets spending. Put a third team in there and at least take some market share, however little it would be.
The Yankees are sickening. They have the whole NYC, NJ (millions), Long Island (millions), the counties upstate, Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and even quite a bit of PA as media markets, not to mention nationwide bandwagon Yankee fans that watch on YES. I lived in Williamsport, PA for 3 years and saw more Yankee hats than Philly or Pirate hats.
I hate the Yankees. I hate bandwagon Yankee fans even more.

beavis
12-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Hopefully he works out as well as Giambi did.

What a fucking joke.

Valiant
12-23-2008, 03:24 PM
I don't think there will ever be a Salary Cap in baseball.

Never.

Their players union is too strong.

If the other teams start folding up like crazy then it will happen or attendance just bottoms out elsewhere...

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Man, NY Yankees are going to be STACKED next year. Think if they get Man Ram too.

What is their rotation going to be?

CC Sabathia
AJ Burnett
Chien Ming-Wang
Joba Chamberlain
and won't they still have Andy Pettite?

Pettitte is currently a FA.

Amnorix
12-23-2008, 03:27 PM
I wanted the Angels to get him. Or someone outside of New York/Boston. Just once I wish a free agent would show some imagination and not sign with the red sox, yankees or mets. Why has nobody signed with the Rays? Granted, their revenue streams aren't even close to the NY/Boston teams, but they won the toughest division in baseball, beat the Red Sox in the ALCS, and they don't make any noise in free agency? That fanbase doesn't NEED another reason to get excited, but they'd be more than happy if you gave them one.


What would you do? Make the most money you could, or "show imagination"

Seriously. Don't blame players for doing what is smart.

blaise
12-23-2008, 03:27 PM
Pettitte is currently a FA.

He's waiting for God to tell him who's going to pay him the most money.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 03:47 PM
What would you do? Make the most money you could, or "show imagination"

Seriously. Don't blame players for doing what is smart.
it's so smart that baseball is now getting is azz powned by football.

blaise
12-23-2008, 03:49 PM
it's so smart that baseball is now getting is azz powned by football.

And still making $$$ hand over fist.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 03:54 PM
it's so smart that baseball is now getting is azz powned by football.

Baseball contract money is guaranteed. football isn't.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 04:02 PM
Baseball contract money is guaranteed. football isn't.
what does that have to do with the overall health of the sport?

Baseball WAS America's sport ... no competition.


stupid baseball union and weak ownership just gave that away.

the fact that the players don't give a shit isn't surprising at all.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 04:09 PM
what does that have to do with the overall health of the sport?

Baseball WAS America's sport ... no competition.


stupid baseball union and weak ownership just gave that away.

the fact that the players don't give a shit isn't surprising at all.

There's no fucking commissioner in baseball. it's run by the owners. after 1994 it was no longer America's sport.

triple
12-23-2008, 04:25 PM
who was it that was saying that the NFL losing a salary cap wouldn't be bad because baseball was doing just fine without one?

Brock ... Rausch??



there was a couple of them

well, they spent $220 million on a non-playoff appearance last year

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 04:35 PM
There's no fucking commissioner in baseball. it's run by the owners. after 1994 it was no longer America's sport.
Donald Fehr has had more to do with screwing up Baseball than Bud Selig ever thought about having.

stupid union get the power and ate it up ... what am i saying. The Players in baseball don't belong to a Union .... that's insulting Unions.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 04:38 PM
well, they spent $220 million on a non-playoff appearance last year
um ..... ya

so that makes the screwed up competitive balance of baseball a figment of everyones imagination?!?!

small market teams have to work twice as hard and be twice as smart, compared to the big markets, to just not get run off the field.

Mecca
12-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Well you got the money spend it, that's how I look at it.

Molitoth
12-24-2008, 10:06 AM
I'm speechless. Wow I hope they epic-fail so hard this year.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-24-2008, 10:15 AM
Parcells, why do you call him Schicklegruber? Does it have something to do with Hitler's dad?

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-24-2008, 10:18 AM
Good God. Is their payroll at 300 mill for the year?

Not yet... but their infield alone will make $116 million this season. Hope they finish 3rd again.

MIAdragon
12-24-2008, 10:22 AM
A-Rod: 10/$275
Sabathia: 7/161
Teixeira: 8/180
Burnett: 5/82.5
Rivera: 3/45
Posasa: 4/52.4
Marte: 3/12
Cano: 4/30
Molina: 2/4

$841.9 million in free agent signings in the past two seasons.

L.A. Chieffan
12-24-2008, 11:23 AM
I really wish MLB would kick out the fucking Yankmees and Red Sox, then they could play each other in every game, ESPN would explode with delight, and the rest of baseball would be interesting and competitive.

Better yet, I wish their fucking planes would crash in mid-air, hopefully right over the new stadium.

4321

Wow Frazzy, how did a nitwit like you get so clever?

MIAdragon
12-24-2008, 11:28 AM
Man, NY Yankees are going to be STACKED next year. Think if they get Man Ram too.

What is their rotation going to be?

CC Sabathia
AJ Burnett
Chien Ming-Wang
Joba Chamberlain
and won't they still have Andy Pettite?

LMAO All I see is DL, DL, DL, DL and no Pettite is a FA

Frazod
12-24-2008, 11:29 AM
Wow Frazzy, how did a nitwit like you get so clever?

I don't know. How did a dumbfuck like you learn to read?

Der Flöprer
12-24-2008, 11:31 AM
500 million on 4 players. I just don't give a shit about baseball, and haven't for the last few years. I'll jump back on the MLB bandwagon once they institute a salary cap.

L.A. Chieffan
12-24-2008, 11:32 AM
I don't know. How did a dumbfuck like you learn to read?

Stop scowling Frazzy, you're such a grinch.

Frazod
12-24-2008, 11:33 AM
500 million on 4 players. I just don't give a shit about baseball, and haven't for the last few years. I'll jump back on the MLB bandwagon once they institute a salary cap.

Good luck with that one. However, it is possible change will be forced upon MLB if the economy gets bad enough.

Frazod
12-24-2008, 11:34 AM
Stop scowling Frazzy, you're such a grinch.

Go hump somebody else's leg, douchebag.

Basileus777
12-24-2008, 11:34 AM
Amazingly enough, the Yankees payroll is still smaller than it was last year.

L.A. Chieffan
12-24-2008, 11:35 AM
Go hump somebody else's leg, douchebag.

Jesus, whats a matter Fraz, no shiatsu this morning?

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-24-2008, 11:35 AM
I don't know. How did a dumbfuck like you learn to read?

I suggest you check out the Halberstram thread.

Sam Hall
12-24-2008, 12:22 PM
The Royals' home opener is against the Yankees:rolleyes:

blaise
12-24-2008, 12:29 PM
The Royals' home opener is against the Yankees:rolleyes:

Home opener with more bandwagon Yankee fans in attendance than Royals fans.
I bet Glass is pissed about that. He would have sold that game out anyway. He'd rather have the Yanks come in June.

Mr. Arrowhead
12-24-2008, 01:39 PM
dude FUCK the MLB, its such bull shit. This league will be 3rd fiddle to both the NBA and NFL until they get a salary cap

triple
12-24-2008, 01:41 PM
who did you people think would sign him? the marlins? the nationals?

why is it worse that the Yankees got him and not Boston?

Deberg_1990
12-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Well you got the money spend it, that's how I look at it.

Yea, pretty much.

I mentioned it in an earlier post that spending money is no guarantee of anything.

The Yankees have had all star teams for years but havent won a Title since 2000.