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The Evilest Empire snags Teixeira

Hanky Poo

Hanky Poo

Well, I had posted yesterday that the Red Sox were the forerunners to sign Teixeira. I guess I was wrong. The Yankees apparently have swooped in and signed the first baseman to an eight-year contract worth over $170 million. Just when you think you got them, they jump right in and snag the prey.

The Yankees have been the big spenders this off-season acquiring CC Sabathia from the Brewers, Burnett from the Blue Jays and now Teixera from the Angels. Steinbrenner’s cash machine just seems to be the size of Scrooge McDuck’s cash vault. Yankee fans are most likely ecstatic. With over 400 million spent this month, the Yankees now hold the four most expensive players in Baseball (A-Rod, Jeter, Sabathia, Teixeira).

Well that saga is over and done with. No more “where will Teixera land” conversations on the radio and TV. Now be sure to expect more Yankee revival talk. Just remember, you can buy the best talent, make the best stadium and leave games early during blowouts (Yeah that’s you Yankee fans) but you can’t control egos. I’m seeing too many big name’s with big time baggage. So enjoy the new era of Yankee baseball, I’ll be rooting for the underdog.

Who says money can’t buy happiness?

RaginRondo

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Major League Baseball | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments