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Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

class="ui-droppable">For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees. It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road.

Teixeira is coming off a renaissance season in 2015, as he finished with a .906 OPS and 31 home runs in only 111 games. After a year like that, it's hardly an eyebrow-raiser that the soon-to-be 36-year-old first baseman who is going into the final year of his contract has a hop in his step and big plans for his future.

"I think I have a lot of good years left in me especially after last year," Teixeira told reporters last week, per Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com. "I’d love to play five ...

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