Make your own judgment. I’m just passing it along.
Do any of you longtime Orioles fans remember an offseason quite like this one?
For example, acquiring Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas immediately comes to mind. So does the Glenn Davis deal. And Eddie Murray going to Los Angeles, of course. And Scott McGregor, Rick Dempsey and Tippy Martinez coming to Baltimore.
General manager Frank Wren, formerly of the Orioles (circa 1999), isn’t sure how the one-year, $12.5 million contract that Teixeira signed could affect future negotiations on a long-term deal, but the Braves are hoping it’s good sign.
The Braves and Teixeira won’t speculate whether the Severna Park native will file for free agency after the 2008 season, but that seems to be the case. He might command $20 million or more annually on the open market and most insiders doubt the Braves will be able to sign him this year.
Wasn’t Don Mattingly his favorite player? And Mattingly isn’t in the organization any longer.