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Mark Teixeira Could Reach Alex Rodriguez Level in 2013…and Not in a Good Way

Teixeira has his work cut out for him next season. The last thing he should want to do is put together yet another subpar campaign.

If he does, he stands to draw comparisons to his teammate, Alex Rodriguez—and, trust me, those aren't going to be comparisons to Rodriguez's glory days.

Teixeira has regressed every season since his first season in pinstripes. In 2009, he finished second in AL MVP voting by hitting 39 home runs, driving in 122 and hitting .292/.383/.565.

In 2010, his production slipped just a little. His 33 home runs and 108 RBI were impressive, but his line of .256/.365/.481 represented a vast decrease from 2009.

Then, in 2011, he upped his home runs back to 39 and his RBI total to 111, but his average ...

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