D-backs seem like best fit for Teixeira

July, 28, 2008
As Jayson Stark reported earlier today, the Braves have made it known that they have put Mark Teixeira up for bids. On Monday evening, rival executives had no way of knowing for sure what cards the Braves were holding, but some who've been involved in the Teixeira trade talks are getting the vibe that Atlanta is leaning toward one team -- the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Braves asked for Conor Jackson early in the conversations between the two teams, and the D-backs said no, and it may be that a deal could be structured around Chad Tracy and a pitching prospect not named Max Scherzer. But the Braves maintain they have a range of offers from which to choose.

Buster Olney | email

ESPN Senior Writer


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