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Mark Teixeira Deserves Some Credit

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Remember this season, when Mark Teixeira looked like he "couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat?" (stealing a quote from "Dodgeball").  Everyone was ready to jump down Teixeira's throat, I one of those people.

The general consensus around the Yankees community was that Teixeira was going to have a horrific year.

Who could blame the consensus?  The numbers backed it up.  Known as a slow starter, he was hitting a dismal .136 in April with only 11 hits in 81 at bats during the month.  And it didn't get any better for Teixeira as the year progressed.

As April transitioned into May, and May into early June, it was no longer that he was a career slow starter.  He was simply not hitting.

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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