Two articles came out in the Post today, one has the Yankees back in the Teixeira race and the other has a former scout talking up Manny Ramirez. The former article claims that the Yankees are in serious talks with Boras over Teixeira though they have not put forward an offer. The latter article is about the scout that originally scouted Manny for the Indians and how he believes that Manny would be a great addition to the Yankees. The Yankees appear to be interested in Manny if the money and years are right, but Manny is mad for money and years, and it would be hard to assume that he'd settle.
Teixeira has said that he wants a deal made before Christmas, but with three offers on the table and now the Yankees sniffing around, I just don't see it happening by then.
As for Manny, he's really dug himself in a hole with all his years of nonesense. He can still mash though, and I think he immediately makes the Yankees better. I would prefer Manny to Teixeira if only because the deal would be short term, and it wouldn't block up firstbase where the Yankees are hoping Jesus Montero can one day play. I know its not smart to plan on the projected future of a minor league prospect, but Teixeira for 7 or 8 years certainly locks that position down. Either player would better the team, but only time will tell who will be the belle of the ball at the Yankees homecoming.