So did you hear this rumor?
The Red Sox have talked to the Braves about free-agent-to-be first
baseman Mark Teixeira, and more conversations are likely to take place
before the July 31 trading deadline, according to well-placed major
ESPN’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that the talks had
taken place, and it is true that the Braves asked for first baseman
Kevin Youkilis and Craig Hansen in return. Would the Sox make that
deal? Not at the moment, but the message they left with the Braves was
keep us in mind. The Braves, according to those sources, have their
doubts that the Sox would move Youkilis, because of his ability to play
both first and third and his defensive skills at both positions.
And also Youkilis is cost-controlled for two more years and the Sox would have to pay a lot of money to keep Texeira, and getting Texeira doesn’t solve the DH problem and why would the Sox do this?