Tuesday, December 23, 2008
T.J. Feigns Ignorance On Teixeira
Why now? Did they really think some kind of 15-day take-it-or-leave-it deadline would be met? Or, was all this just for show a la McCourt?From Tim Brown's Yahoo Sports column the other day, "Arte Moreno concluded that Teixeira did not intend to play for the Angels and that his team was being used to drive up the price for the other interested clubs". Seems as plausible an explanation as anything else.
Are the Angels ready to announce the signing of someone else today, but need that money to complete the deal?
Did Moreno walk away in a huff because he didn't get his way? Did he read Plaschke's column calling for the Angels to sign Teixeira and say no way I'm going to be told what to do?