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Sbank
07-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Rays Unlikely to Net Tex
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They lack a young first baseman, and more significantly, the willingness to part with major talent for a rental. First baseman Carlos Pena is a strong defender, so if the Rays added Teixeira, they would have the best-fielding DH in the league regardless of who was at first that day. The Rays' greater need is a quality reliever.

MSN (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8386852/Braves%27-struggles-could-have-Teixeira-leaving-town?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=3498)
Good news that we won't be trading for him and not giving up our real good prospects for him.

nstachowski
07-29-2008, 12:15 PM
Thats good but ive always loved Tex and kinda wish we would get him

CYFORTHECY
07-29-2008, 01:10 PM
not that this is a plausible option...

but im pretty sure i saw pena play outfield when he was on the red sox?

he wouldnt have to do much with the speed between crawford and upton

pooriejay
07-29-2008, 05:36 PM
It would definitely be an unprecedented move for the Rays, but your lineup isn't perfect. Very talented, but could use a lot of help to fend off the Red Sox and Yankees.

tripleplay2007
07-29-2008, 06:03 PM
Teixeria traded to Angels for Kotchman and another player.