You know where to find all the relevant links by now, so here's what we've been told about the Mark Teixeira situation:
- The Sox went to Texas and offered an eight-year deal, for either $165-170 million, or $180-185 million.
- Boras asked for $15-20 million more than that.
- Reading between the lines of John Henry's email missive, Boras probably said he had an offer (multiple offers?) for $185 million or $200 million, and the Sox, believing they were possibly going to wrap up negotiations that night, walked away.
- Most other executives in the industry, and most reporters covering the negotiations, believe the Sox still have the highest offer and are still the favorites to land Teixeira.
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