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Mark Teixeira gave a thoroughly honest interview to the Wall Street Journal in which he admitted that he is overpaid and aging.
Teixeira signed an eight-year, $180 million contract with the New York Yankees prior to the 2009 season. He has four seasons left under the current deal, and he is scheduled to earn $22.5 million each year.
Though he was one of the most productive first baseman in baseball during his peak, Teixeira’s numbers have consistently dropped the past three seasons. He went from averaging a .942 OPS from 2005-2009 to an .829 OPS from 2010-2012.
Teixeira is turning 33 in April, and he acknowledges he’s on the downside of his career.
“I looked at the first six or seven years of my career, I was in my 20s, it was easy. I wasn’t searching for the right formula. To think that I’m going to get remarkably better, as I get older and breaking down a little bit more, it’s not going to happen,” Teixeira told the Journal’s Daniel Barbarisi.
“Maybe I’m slowing down a tick. ...
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It’s not too often you hear a player in any sport admit that he is probably overpaid. Market determines value, and whatever you were able to get at the time of free agency is what you were worth. At least, in my opinion. But enter New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who recently opened [...]
I'm pretty sure Mark Teixeira is doing it wrong.The New York Yankees slugger opened up to the Wall Street Journal, admitting that, among other things, he is, well...not the player he used to be."Maybe I'm slowing down a tick. Look, I'm not going to play forever," the 32-year-old said. "Eventually you start, I don't want to say declining, but it...
The Yankees captain thinks Alex Rodriguez should speak out publicly on the latest round of PED allegations before he makes his feelings known on the subject.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was injected
with performance-enhancing drugs as recently as last spring by Anthony Bosch,
operator of the now-infamous Biogenesis of America clinic in south Florida,
according to an “Outside the Lines” report.
The texts, the source said, usually came late at night,
telling Anthony Bosch to come to the house. Bosch would...
Yankees Injury Update
Throughout 2012 and early 2013, the New York Yankees saw big
injuries happen to big-name players. Spring Training 2013 begins on Saturday,
February 16, and the Yankees are counting on those big names to come back
strong and push the team into the postseason once again. Here is an update on
the injuries to the Yankee’s key players.
Derek Jeter has taken to the field for a full week now and even hit in the batting cage Monday for the first time since breaking his ankle last October. The Yankees shortstop took 55 grounders — but doesn't move move laterally — and said his left ankle is healing right on schedule. He expects to be ready by Opening Day on April 1.
"Everything's been good, everything...
From Yankees.com: The Yankees on Friday finalized a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Travis Hafner, who is expected to help fill the club's designated hitter slot for the 2013 season.
Hafner, 35, batted .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs in 64 games for the Indians last season. Cleveland cut ties with Hafner in October, choosing to pay the left-handed hitter a $2...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is rehabilitating his surgery-repaired left hip in New York and Miami, a source told the New York Daily News. The Daily News reported Saturday that Rodriguez is keeping a low profile since it was revealed last week that Major League Baseball is investigating his links to a South Florida anti-aging clinic run by Anthony Bosch. Rodriguez...
On Tuesday, the Miami New Times reported that Alex Rodriguez had been receiving performance enhancing drugs from a wellness clinic in Miami, Florida. This really blows if you are a New York Yankee fan because that means you have to defend the Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship against people that will say it was tainted. It also blows because A-Rod has definitely not been...
Alex Rodriguez has been making news lately for all the wrong reasons. With a hip issue and now PED allegations to boot, it’s probably safe to assume the Yankees aren’t too thrilled about paying the slugger $114 million over the next five years.
Rodriguez’s contract isn’t the only awful one in baseball, though. In fact, there are plenty of terrible contracts floating around...
Plenty has been said about the 1927 New York Yankees classifying them as the greatest offensive team in the history of Major League Baseball. Whenever a team is putting up all time numbers over the course of a season, they are always compared to the 1927 Yankees. When the Pittsburgh Pirates started trading away players in their prime in the late 2000s, General Manager Neal Huntington...
So is anyone sick of talking about Alex Rodriguez yet?
Since the answer to that question is probably yes, here is some more Yankee news that should interest fans. On Thursday, the Yankees and former Cleveland Indian Travis Hafner agreed to a one year deal worth about $2 million which could turn to $4 million based on plate appearances. Hafner is expected to fill the role that...
Alex Rodriguez is denying allegations that he received performance-enhancing drugs from Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis company, but the evidence against him is mounting.
On Tuesday, the Miami New Times reported that A-Rod was one of many MLB players who ordered performance-enhancing drugs (in many cases testosterone) from the now-defunct Biogenesis company. Their report was based on...
America’s Game (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
The wait is over. ESPN’s two-week orgy of analysis is mercifully done and we can finally watch the Ravens and the 49ers battle in Super Bowl XLVII. We thought it would be fun to check in with some Yankees and ask them what their picks were for the Big Game. Check them out. (Watch Brosius guess the exact score–he is so clutch...
Sitting on a stage with their manager and GM during a
fundraiser, Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira vowed to welcome Alex
Rodriguez back to the New York Yankees following the latest drug
allegations against the New York Yankees star.