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    Yankees "Flirting" with Braves for Teixeira?

    More teams in Teixeira mix

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 | Print Entry

    Posted by Jayson Stark

    Add the Dodgers and Yankees to the list of teams that have expressed some level of interest in Mark Teixeira.

    According to clubs that have spoken with the Braves, the bulk of their conversations continue to be with the four primary teams identified Monday -- the Diamondbacks, Angels, Rays and Red Sox. However, there are indications now that the Dodgers and Yankees have "flirted" with the Braves on Teixeira in the past 24 hours, said an official of one team that spoke with the Atlanta brass.

    Clubs involved in these discussions believe the Braves plan to take much of the day Tuesday narrowing their focus with each of the clubs involved and zeroing in on which available names make the most sense. They would then try to close in on a deal with the team, or teams, they think provide the best fit over the next 24 hours.

    According to teams in this mix, the Braves aren't necessarily insisting on getting a first baseman back, but they've made it clear that's their preference. And if they don't get a first baseman in return, they still are prioritizing a big league-ready bat as the centerpiece of any trade.
    This could be the Braves trying to drive the price up but you never know.

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    Doesn't make sense for them right now, getting Teixeira would relegate Giambi to being a full time DH. Only problem is Damon is already pretty much their full time DH after the Nady trade. If the Yankees still want to improve their offense they should be looking for a Center Fielder or a Catcher.

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    yeah....I can't see any reason why the Yankees would be going after Tex.....

    in free agency of course..and since he is a Boras guy (am I right on that) you know they will go to the open market and not get signed by whomever trades for him...

    probably a smokescreen or baseless rumor...Yanks want a pitcher.....


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