Boswell explores the mind of and options facing Mark Teixeira:
Three things matter to Teixeira, who has a clean-cut, almost corporate, image: family, business and winning. His dilemma: He can’t get all three in the same place. Boston is 400 miles from Severna Park. But the Nats and Orioles are 400 miles from the World Series. Which team can negate the distance and how? The Red Sox can’t move Boston south. But the Nats and Orioles can claim that their position in the standings will move north.
Interesting article, but I think Boswell oversells the appeal of the Nats and Orioles and dismisses the Angels far too quickly. If I were a betting man, I’d say Teixeira stays in Anaheim. There he has the same shot of winning he has in Boston, with little of the pressure and none of the historical baggage the Red Sox represent for him. If the Angels’ money is close, I think he stays put.