According to Peter Gammons via MASN Sports, Mark Teixeira will make a decision within 48 hours and the final two teams appear to be the Red Sox and Nationals:
I'm told that Peter Gammons just offered the opinion on SportsCenter that Mark Teixeira will make a decision within the next 48 hours, and the choice is down to the Red Sox and Angels.
And so it goes...
Update: I should stress that I didn't see the report. Just going by what I was told. And now I'm hearing that he actually said Red Sox and Nationals. Either way, he left out the Orioles. Anyway, my apologies. But read on anyway.
I believe that the Red Sox are in the thick of things, but I was under the impression that the Angels were bowing out. Manager Mike Scioscia seemed to be conceding defeat when he said, "We gave it our best shot," and started talking about Manny Ramirez.
So now we have Gammons excluding the Orioles, Karl Ravech pushing them front and center, and a whole bunch of fans who are more confused now than they were 24 hours ago.
If I could find anything like this on the internet outside of MASN, I would ... but I can't. So take this as you will. Did anyone see SportsCenter to vouch for this? I hope it's true not because I want Teixeira to be a Red Sox, but because I am sick of following every move of this man 24 hours a day, seven days a week...