Boras, Leigh Duped Sox
Yankees new first baseman Mark Teixeira, right,  smiles with his wife Leigh, center, and agent Scott Boras beside him before donning his number 25 jersey during a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.

Sox Got Suckered as Teixeiras Made Up Their Mind
to Join Yankees Two Weeks Before Christmas and
Long Before John Henry & Co. Flew to Texas

The Yankee Flipper: '...The Yankees Were Always on Top'
Ringless Don Mattingly Was Tex's Idol... Perfect

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"Two weeks before Christmas, I talked to [my wife] Leigh about it again, and we kind of decided that, hey, the Yankees are where we want to be. Cash [Brian Cashman] might want to give Leigh a hug, because when I asked her during the process, 'Where should I go, where should I go?,' she'd always say, 'I just want you to be happy.' Finally she said, 'I want you to be a Yankee,' and it was a done deal. Once we got the contract figured out, it was a no-brainer for me." -- 1.6.09, Mark Teixeira, the latest mercenary to join the Yankees

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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