Orioles Miss Out On Teixeira.
December 27, 2008Posted by on
The Orioles went hard after free agent first basemen and Baltimore area native Mark Teixeira, but lost out in the negotiations to the hated New York Yankees when he signed a 8 year 180 million dollar contract. Orioles fans are angry that the Orioles did not sign Teixeira. Fans had hoped to have a new hometown hero in the Cal Ripken mold to route for, but while the Orioles were serious contenders in the free agent sweepstakes they may not have been a serious option due to their 11 year losing streak.