Monday, May 16, 2016

Could Teixeira Be A Short-Term DH 'Bridge' For Red Sox?

(USAToday Sports)
Multiple reports have suggested that instead of signing José Bautista or Edwin Encarnación to DH next year, the Red Sox could opt for a shorter-term signing of Mark Teixeira. The logic is that Teixeira would only serve one or two years (and even platoon at DH/first base with Hanley Ramirez) while a bevy of new young kids mature in the minors. With the rapid advance of such prospects as Andrew Benintendi, Sam Travis and Yoan Moncada, this might be a more prudent approach (since both Bautista and Encarnación would likely demand longer-term deals that could block the "kids"). It's something to think about.