Discussion in 'Baseball Talk' started by Bears 88, Jul 29, 2008.
People down here were convinced he was coming here. I think the Angels came out on top of this one.
this sucked. they had just announced a teixeira mcfarlane action figure for june 09 too. :icon_evil:
I disagree. The Angels get better at the position now, but they're losing Tex after the season. The Braves get a young, solid hitting, and good fielding first baseman who is under their control for a couple more years.
I really don't understand why the Angels felt the need to deal away a starter who is part of their present and future and a prospect who could be part of their future for an upgrade at the position. You're already the best team in the majors and all you're getting with Tex is more power.
Angels are playing for this year because you can't know whats going to happen next year.
I would understand that if they were not already the best team in baseball and if this move made a bigger impact, but that's not the case.
Also, I think the best way to win a championship is to string together a bunch of seasons with a team that contend. Not go all out for one year. Even as the best team in baseball, the odds of winning it all are against you. It's better to stretch the window out so that eventually you can beat the odds.
Is this a rental or do they buy????
I agree with burnout, you're already the best team in the majors. Tex is more than likely a 3 month rental unless they're willing to pony up a multi-year $20-25 mill per. Kotchman is a nice player and the Braves should be ecstatic that they got him in return for a player they had NO SHOT of re-signing. Unnecessary move imo.
Now I understand why there was an earth quake in California earlier.
not sure why people feel this is a surprise, the angels are playing the same game the yankees and red sox have been playing for years by stopping their competition from getting the best players on the market. also, don't be too quick to think that the angels are going to let tex walk after this season. they have the money to burn on him and have shown the last few years that they will spend big bucks (ie guererro, hunter & matthews) and it won't be $20-$25mil.
The buzz in SoCal is that they'll sign him after this season.
He'll be going back to the East cost after the year is up. He's stated that he wants to play closer to his hometown Baltimore. Stupid trade by the Halos because he's not that much of an upgrade over Kotchman.
when he gets offered $17mil a year from the angels he'll forget about baltimore. unless of course the yankees offer him $19mil.
^ What if Baltimore offers him $15 million? Does he still forget about them?
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