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Yankees Lineup Projections, Part 2 of 9: How Teixeira Plans to Solve His BA Woes

being stealthily courted by the Yankees prior to the 2009 season, first baseman Mark Teixeira instantly made a huge impact on the team. He signed an eight-year, $180 million contract that would having him manning first base for the team through 2016.

Teixeira gave Yankees fans what they had been missing since the departure of Tino Martinez, an apt-fielding first baseman who could also be a force in the middle of the lineup.

Jason Giambi, the successor to Tino Martinez, was a more-than-capable bat in the middle of the lineup during his tenure in the Bronx, but his fielding left much to be desired. It was so bad that he actually finished up his Yankee career as the designated hitter.

All signs point to Teixeira staying there long-term, ...

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