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Boras: Sox could have had Teixeira

CHICAGO – Scott Boras addressed the media moments ago. I asked him whether the bad blood from the reportedly contentious talks on Mark Teixeira last offseason could effect future negotiations between Boston and Boras on Matt Holliday, or whether any relationship needed repairing.

“Well, after this season, I would say that the Boston Red Sox had a chance to sign Mark Teixeira before the New York Yankees did. Because we gave them an offer. That’s the best I can do for owners, when you give them a chance to sign a player. The player was earnest in coming here at the time and he presented them with an offer and they could have accepted it,” Boras said.

I’ll have more on this in tomorrow’s ON BASEBALL column.

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