So the Sox winkwink are apparently dropping out of the Mark Teixeira talks winkwink because the money is just getting too winkwinkwink ridiculous.

“We met with Mr. Teixeira and were very much impressed with him,” [John] Henry said in an e-mail to media members. “After hearing about his other offers, however, it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor.”

The Yankees winkwink claim that they’re not the big bidders in this game, either:

Though Boston didn’t talk about which teams offered more for the switch-hitting Teixeira, it wasn’t the Yankees.

“Not us,” GM Brian Cashman told The Post late last night.

Obviously, someone’s lying. And to paraphrase my man Randal, I think it’s all a ruse. A cunning attempt to trick us.

So while we’re waiting for the lucky ticket holder to come forward, see how many MLB teams you can name in three minutes. Spelling counts.