Teixera to Angels - great player - total mercenary, the baseball antichrist (scott boras) is his agent. Will stay w/the angels, play for a contract and be gone to the highest bidder. It may be the angels, but probably NYY, boston, chicago Pudge to NYY. Good for him, heard he wore out his welcome in Det - similar complaints to his last years in TX - didnt handle pitchers well. Det did well to offload him at the end of his contract year for a player - esp since Det fell off badly this year Marlins - possibly picking up Manny (its all about Manny) - good luck with all that in my opinion And now from the Newberg report: (* Trade Rumor Offerings To Chew On For Fun, Even Yuks) Not to be confused with Cincinnati-Louisville Shuttle occupant Todd Coffey, the TROT COFFEY is a mailing list-only update on what the media has unearthed as we approach this afternoon’s conventional trade deadline (3:00 p.m. Central time): From T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com: “If the Reds trade Ken Griffey Jr. to the White Sox then they could go after Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, who is tearing up Triple A Oklahoma but is blocked at the big league level. The Rangers could also try to move outfielder Marlon Byrd and make room for Cruz. The Rangers are still talking to the Marlins about catcher Gerald Laird. The Reds are also interested.” [the Griffey deal apparently is done] A Chicago radio station is apparently suggesting that the Cubs have asked about Milton Bradley but that the Rangers aren’t motivated to move him (Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com) And yes, I typed a “2” instead of a “3” by mistake in the last update – Arthur Rhodes is 38 years old. Two hours to go.