Two GMs who were involved in the Teixera talks both felt the Red Sox had a leg up.
"They have the highest offer on the table", said one of the GMs.
This Teixeira reporting continues to boggle our minds. Under what circumstance would a competing GM know another team's actual bid? We're sure Theo Epstein had been in deep, full disclosure discussions with Andy MacPhail and Brian Cashman. Because Scott Boras told them!? Or, alternatively, their underlings are spending quality time with each other discussing numbers over instant message. Or are we back to the days of collusion? Because to us that's one of the only circumstances under which this kind of information might be freely exchanged between GMs. And Cafardo has a whistleblower on his hand and doesn't even seem to know it.
Why does Cafardo approach this with zero skepticism? How can it be taken at face value that a competing GM knows the actual dollar amount of a major free agent contract offer?
Better question, why are we still reading this stuff?