July 23, 2011 Leave a comment
ESPN’s Justin Havens makes the case that Mark Teixeira’s contract may not be panning out quite the way Brian Cashman planned when he signed the slugger long-term. His power remains the same (which, given his HR-friendly home park, is no surprise), but his batting average and defense have declined dramatically in his time as a Yankee. Looks like another fat cat getting comfortable after signing a huge contact.
Two points from this:
- It was probably a blessing in disguise that the Yankees swooped in and signed Big Tex away from us at the last minute.
- Adrian Gonzalez is not the kind of guy to let that happen to him.