Archive for December 24th, 2008

WATERCOOLER CHAT: TEIXEIRA TO YANKS, PLAXICO IN TROUBLE AGAIN

MLB

The Yankees are flexing their economic muscles again with a $180 million contract for eight years with first baseman Mark Teixeira. The Yankees have now spent a remarkable $423.5 million on three players: CC Sabathia (pitcher) received $161 million seven-year deal and A.J. Burnett (pitcher) secured a $82.5 million, five-year contract. Yankees management hasn’t confirmed the trade yet, but apparently it’s pretty close to closed (assuming Teixeira passes his physical).

NFL

New York Giant’s wide receiver Plaxico Burress just can’t keep his name out of the news. The New York Post reported that authorities seized a bundle of weapons (unclear if they’ve been registered) from his home. They also found a suitcase full of cash (odd…..wonder what that’s all about?). If the weapons haven’t been registered, Plaxico could face even more trouble (and possibly jail time) from his accidental shooting (of his leg) with an unregistered gun last month in New Orleans.

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