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Angels' Teixeira offer comes with deadline

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04:30 AM ET 11.21 | The Angels' intend to make a quick-strike offer to their biggest winter target, star first baseman Mark Teixeira, which means a fair proposal with a deadline. The offer has not yet been made, and it's unclear when it will be or how much time Teixeira will have to respond, but the Angels used this method successfully last offseason to lock up Torii Hunter for $90-million on a five-year deal. But the stakes are even higher this time. Word is, Teixeira's agent, Scott Boras, is using the $153.3-million, eight-year contract that Miguel Cabrera got from the Tigers before last season as a baseline for negotiations, and Boras makes the points that Teixeira is a leader and also a free agent (Cabrera had two years to go before free agency when he signed that Tigers deal). Teixeira is also drawing interest from the Nationals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners, Yankees and Giants, among others. One owner predicted Teixeira and CC Sabathia are two players who will get their price even in the worst economy since the Great Depression.

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