WCVB-TV’s Mike Lynch reported tonight that Red Sox officials were down in Texas tonight meeting face-to-face (an indication of progress in the talks) with agent Scott Boras about free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira.
Other outlets jumped quickly to confirm the story, but Lynch was the first in with the news.
Boston.com: Reports: Sox in Texas meeting on Teixeira
BostonHerald.com: Ch. 5: Red Sox meeting with Boras now in Texas about Teixeira
Update: 11:15 pm Now apparently the Sox are out of it, after John Henry sent an email to media members saying that after listening to the other offers that Teixeira got, the Red Sox are “not going to be a factor” in the race to sign the free agent.
Wow. I don’t understand why Henry would email the media on this. Does he love the drama?
This is Manny’s fault. I’m sure of it.