Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stuck in Neutral

The cat and mouse game continues between teams and agents, as economic troubles allow teams to make low ball offers compared to prior years. To date there has yet to be one major position player signing, as teams continue to worry about their finances.

ESPN today reported, and confirms our story from last Friday that Mark Teixeira will likely sign with the Washington Nationals, as they may have offered him the 10 year contract he had been looking for. It is expected that Teixeira will make a decision before the end of the week, which may cause a domino effect for other players and teams to make moves.

It has been believed that players were looking to sign contracts prior the 2009 to avoid any possible tax hikes under the Obama administration, but with the holiday season beginning in the next few days, it is unclear how many free agents will actually sign.

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