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The Teixeira Watch: Part VI - ESPN: BoSox close to getting Teixeira

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Ah, this thread is gonna be depressing. Especially since we're getting to the time of night where there will stop being news. We'll spend the next 12 hours dwelling on how terrible everything is.

I'm remaining stubbornly optimistic for no particular reason, though!

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Mark me down as one who still believes we will land him.

For some of you I have one question... Why so serious? :D

I know this is rhetorical but I just think alot of people are looking for some sliver of hope.

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This is one hell of an emotional roller coaster. Thanks for all of the updates, good or bad...I definitely appreciate it.

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I was listening to Steve Davis tonight, and he has me convinced. I don't want Teixeira. We'll have to pay him super-mega-star money, and he's just not that type of player. He's a one time All-Star who's finished in the top 10 for MVP voting once.

He's a great player, a legit cleanup hitter, and a great defender. But I think I would prefer Dunn, the best available Japanese pitcher, two more starters, Zaun, and future flexibility.

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I still think we get him. He's part of the plan. I think the impact of the delay and the bigger contract is how much wallet we have left for pitching this offseason.

I believe that Boras is using Boston to bid us up.

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I know this is rhetorical but I just think alot of people are looking for some sliver of hope.

Believe me I know. I want Tex more than anyone. I honestly wanted this guy back before I even knew he was from Maryland. I just can't picture him in another uniform. I'm staying positive.

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