Quote from Orioles president Andy MacPhail on their pursuit of Mark Teixeira…
“A lot of it’s going to depend on what’s most important to the player. If winning tomorrow is the most important thing to the player…we’re handicapped.”
Quote from Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski on Gary Sheffield, “”He can still hit. You’ve seen him 95 mph fastballs and turn them around. When he settles in, and I think when he gets his 500th home run and that’s off his mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes on and has a quality year. He can still hit. he’s a tough guy at the plate, and he’s very well respected. He knows the strike zone. And I think he’ll go out and put up some good numbers for us. “
The Giants are not trading Jonathan Sanchez, The Red Sox are not trading Clay Buchholz.