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Mark Teixeira: MVP Season on the Horizon?

say Mark Teixeira struggled last April would be an understatement. Teixeira has always been a slow starter, but his .136 batting average, two home runs and nine RBI marked the worst April of his career.

This season, Teixeira homered in all three of the Yankees' games in their opening series against Detroit. His RBI total (seven) is just two less than he had all of last April. If Teixeira can keep this momentum going, who's to say he can't contend for the American League MVP award?

Teixeira is widely known around the league as a second-half player. But if he puts together an MVP-caliber first half, what will he do for an encore after the All-Star Break?

This is the same player who finished second in the 2009 MVP balloting, behind Twins' ...

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