The Angels have joined the Red Sox in publicly saying they’re out of the Mark Teixeira business. Calling the bluff of Scott Boras is a popular pastime these days.
You hear a lot from people in the game that Teixeira is a lot like Alex Rodriguez. Though talented and hard working, he is ultimately concerned more about his contract than winning. Is this another example of that? We should know soon.
There is no indication whatsoever that the Yankees have gotten involved.
Interesting blog post by our pal Zell on what a good dude Phil Hughes is.
Meanwhile, I heard from Ian Kennedy, who has been home from Puerto Rico for about 10 days. “I had a blast there. Things are feeling good again,” he said.
Chris Britton has signed with the Padres. Good luck to him and here’s hoping he gets a shot to show what he can do. Bet he does well for them given the good track record Kevin Towers and his people have of finding relievers.