Mark Teixeira would solve a lot of problems for the Yankees. Just ask Scott Boras.
It looks like Oliver Perez is headed for the open market. This notebook also has updates on A-Rod, Jason Giambi, Carl Pavano, Matt Holliday, a new coach for the Yankees, A.J. Burnett and Bobby Valentine.
The Yankees appear to have finalized their coaching staff. According to Joel Sherman of the Post, Tony Pena will become the bench coach, Rob Thomson will move to third base and minor league defensive coordinator Mick Kelleher will become the first base coach. Kelleher is a former big leaguer and a former big league coach.
Back when Bobby Meacham was fired on Oct. 14, it was suggested on this blog that Thomson move to third and Pena to the bench. Given there was little chance of bringing Larry Bowa back, this makes good sense.
Check back later for updates from the GM Meetings.