John Perrotto at Baseball Prospectus offers the juiciest of rumors involving 1B mark Teixeira and the Boston Red Sox. He writes:
The Red Sox plan to outbid everyone, including the Yankees and Angels, for free-agent first baseman Mark Teixeira, unless someone comes in with an offer of $200 million or more.
I've added the italics, but this is the first I've read or heard such an uneqivocal statement regarding Teixeira's 2009 home.
Mr. Perrotto also drops a rumor of Kansas City Royals' OF David DeJesus to the New York Yankees for 2B Robinson Cano. For the Yankees to deal Cano for an OF who the Royals replaced with Coco Crisp strikes me as a sign that the Yankees admit it was a mistake to extend Cano last winter.