Feeding the Mark Teixeira Rumor Mill
In the meantime, though, it’s only right to point out the latest from Roch Kubatko, who reports that, basically, there’s nothing to report. There’s talk of a decision within 48 hours. Peter Gammons offered an opinion that didn’t include the Orioles. Other than that, nothing.
Maybe Scott Boras is playing us for fools. Then again, MacPhail handled the Matt Wieters negotiations pretty well. Everybody thought it was DOA and that the Orioles weren’t going to pony up. That one turned out fine, as I recall.
Truth is, there are only a handful of people who really have any idea how this is playing out, and none of them are talking. Until they do, remember this: nobody has credible information. They may “hear” things or know what people are “saying,” but they don’t really know.