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Teixeira's southward journey continues

Posted on: October 29, 2009 2:26 am
 

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez might not be the poster child for a guy who should be giving out postseason advice, but he's been smoking hot this October and, well, what the heck.

So, his advice to slumping teammate Mark Teixeira: Hang with 'em.

Teixeira was hitting just .205 (8 for 39) this postseason heading into Game 1 of the World Series. Then he was badly overmatched by Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a couple of ground balls.

So now he's moving toward Game 2 of the first World Series of his life batting a cool .186 (8 for 43) for the postseason.

"I think Tex is going to be fine," A-Rod said. "You take tonight out of it. With the exception of Jeter, I don't think we had anybody with many good swings tonight."

 

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Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2009 4:26 pm
 

Teixeira's southward journey continues

I heard he doesn't like big time situations. Isnt that part of the reason why the Angels, and Texans got rid of him? the book is he could never be a big time player.

 


Well the teuth is, the Braves got him at the deadline in 2007 and he was supposed to propel them above the Phillies and mets, so the "experts said"  Shortly after, the braves bottomed out as "Tex" didn't make that big of an impact.

In 2008 the Angels got him, and he really didn't propel them to the extent of the expectations....so....here he is, a Yankee...and now struggling in the "big-time" situations....hmmmmm.



Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2009 3:29 pm
 

He's done it before

I heard he doesn't like big time situations. Isnt that part of the reason why the Angels, and Texans got rid of him? the book is he could never be a big time player.


Yeeeeesh
Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2009 11:50 am
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