Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/2/13
If you haven’t checked out this interview with Mark Teixeira by Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, you should. After all, how often is it that you see a $200 million dollar ballplayer who is on the decline say something like this… “I have no problem with anybody in New York, any fan, saying you’re overpaid. Because I am,” Teixeira said. “We all are.” “Agents are probably going to hate me for saying it,” he continued. “You’re not very valuable when you’re making $20 million. When you’re Mike Trout, making the minimum, you are crazy valuable. My first six years, before I was a free agent, I was very valuable. But there’s nothing you can do that can justify a $20 million contract.” Aside from the 2009 season when he delivered an MVP season (.292/.383/.565, 39 HR, 122 RBI) during his first season in New York, Teixeira, hasn’t come close to justifying the eight-year, $180 million contract he agreed to with Yankees. “Maybe I’m slowing down a tick. Look, I’m not going to play forever. Eventually
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