I'm more speechless today than I was after Sunday night's Giants game against the Panthers.
The Yankees continued to make a HUGE splash this baseball offseason by landing another big fish; this time in the form of All Star 1B Mark Teixeira.
It took me a few hours, but I think I finally got the spelling of his name right. For the rest of this blog, I'll just stick with calling him Tex.
This is clearly a win-win situation for the Yankees as they get a stellar defense player and run producer (.300 AVG, 30 HRs and 110 RBIs) for the next 8 years, while punching the Red Sox management in the face with the signing. The Red Sox made it clear this offseason that Tex was their top priority. Well, so much for that.
It's been a long time - since Don Mattingly retired in 1995 - that the Yankees had a solid defensive player at 1B. In his 6 year MLB career, Tex has only 39 errors and an awesome .995 fielding percentage. That's phenomenal!!
Welcome to New York, Tex.