Meet the Yankees New First Baseman

 

Mark Teixeira # 25 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to home base after scoring a home run in the sixth inning at the game agains the New York Yankees on August 9, 2008 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Angels beat the Yankees 11-4.

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3790141

In my opinion, the best move the Yankees have made this offseason.  Mark Teixeira: A switch-hitting, two-time gold glove winning stalwart to protect our corner, as well as A-Rod in our lineup.  Things are continuing to look brighter for opening day in the Bronx.  The Yankees have claimed the two best free agents on the market, and also hold the four largest contracts in the major league.

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2 responses to “Meet the Yankees New First Baseman

  1. polisciafterparty

    MERRY CHRSITMAS TO ALL- AND TO ALL A GOOD OFFSEASON!!!

    I have a newfound man-crush on Brian Cashman for this offseason…just saying…

    -trader

  2. polisciafterparty

    I find this just a little bit sickening. How much money have the Yankees committed this offseason? I mean really. Sometimes I am uncomfortable when Mets simply try and buy wins outright, but this is on a different level. I know the Yankees are “breaking even” this offseason- but the fact that their payroll shed $6o million dollars, which is more than seven teams’ total payrolls, is itself sort of disgusting. Anyway, it’s why everyone hates the Yankees. Plain and simple. That said, I am really happy that they got Teixeira and (hopefully) aren’t getting Manny. Tex is perfect for the Yanks- boring, all-business and all about the money. Manny, while also monetarily motivated, just has too much personality and soul (“flava”) to be on the staid Yanks. It’d be a tragedy to see him gutted by the Yankee organization.

    LE

    Edit: I misheard the amount of contracts coming off the payroll. Its ~$80 million, not 60. That means that what came off of the Yankees payroll this year is bigger than the entire payrolls of 15 teams. Half the league- and the Yanks now have the four biggest contracts in the Majors. Lame.

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