Yankees Land Mark Teixeira


On the off chance the rest of baseball didn’t quite hate the Yankees enough already, this should just about do it. The team this afternoon agreed to a contract with free agent first-baseman Mark Teixeira worth $180 million over eight years. Combined with their previous signings of CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, they’ve now committed more than $400 million this off-season to three players. When they open their new stadium in April, they’ll have the four highest-paid players in baseball — three of whom will share the same infield. So we guess not everyone’s in a recession. [ESPN]