Nearly four-years ago to the day, I left for work knowing that the Red Sox were to acquire one of the best first baseman in baseball. I was content with the fact that the Yankees dropped out of contract talks with Mark Teixeira. Cashman already brought in a high potential first baseman, Nick Swisher, and signed the two top starting pitcher free agents, CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett.
In 2008, I didn’t have a smartphone, so forget the idea of alerts from MLB Trade Rumors, and it made the situation all that more special. A co-worked walked in a couple hours after me with a later shift and asked me if I had heard about Mark Teixeira’s signing. I explained how disappointed I was that he’d be going to the Red Sox, but that the Yankees should be fine with Nick Swisher. Then he told me just how wrong I was.
Teixeira agreed to terms with the Yankees on December 23rd.… Click here to read the rest