Tex and Manny?
The Post's George A. King III says the Yanks will pursue Mark Teixiera, and Manny Ramirez if they can't get Tex. I'm not a big fan of pursuing either of these two. I think Manny Ramirez is a terrible clubhouse guy. He and Joe Girardi would probably have a couple of problems if they were in the same clubhouse. I've talked and linked to articles about why he's a bad choice here and here. Teixiera wants a long term contract with an annual salary of at least $20mm. And when I say long term, I mean long term. He is said to want an 8 year deal and the Angels and Nationals have supposedly already offered him contracts of that length. With the money and years we have already committed this offseason I would rather not see a Tex signing. He's a phenomenal player, but I would rather see a short term, cheaper deal for Adam Dunn. King notes that the Yanks could shop Xavier Nady to clear money in pursuit of Tex or Manny.
Posted by Kevin S. at 12:35 PM