When Mark Texiera's contract expires, he'll likely be asking for a shitload of money. Especially since he's a Boras client, he'll probably be expecting a lot of years and a lot of money. Maybe 140 mil/6 years? If so, the Braves wouldn't have the money to hold on to him, or at least, they wouldn't want to spend it. They let Andruw Jones go this offseason because they didn't have the salary room to accomodate him, and he was only about 16 mil per. So if Tex becomes a FA, would we be one of the leading contenders to sign him? We could easily offer that shit load of money he'd want, and then some. We have almost nothing on our payroll anymore now that Bonds is gone, and the only players on our team making more than 10 mil per are Zito and Rowand. I can dream, right?