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