The story on the saga of Mark Teixeira with the Baltimore Orioles seemingly changes from hour to hour; however there's some positive news in light of what was reported on ESPN this morning.
Take it for what it's worth, but Andy MacPhail apparently isn't throwing up the white flag in the chase of the slugger -- at least not yet.
We could be in it, or out of it, or whatever else.
From the Baltimore Sun: "We have indicated before that we have flexibility," Orioles president Andy MacPhail said today. "I don't think anyone expects [Teixeira's agent Scott Boras] to lean over and accept the first proposal."Oh joy. We can only see what Thursday brings forth; meanwhile, Roch Kubatko caught up with Kevin Millar -- and might we see him back in Oriole uniform? Something tells me he might get a call from the team when all is said and done.
MacPhail does not provide the specifics of any free-agent proposal, but it is believed that last week the Orioles offered a seven-year contract worth $140 to $150 million to the 28-year-old Teixeira, who grew up in Severna Park.