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Mark Teixeira catch-all thread


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#1 jon abbey


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

He gets overshadowed by all the other big names and big contracts on the Yankees, but plenty to talk about with him also. The first half of his 8 year deal is done, he has 4 years left at $23.12M per year.

The specific spark for starting this is that today he won his first Fielding Bible award as the best defensive 1B in baseball ahead of Adrian Gonzalez and Pujols, which honestly surprises me a bit as I thought he had maybe regressed slightly to good and not great defensively.

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#2 MakMan44


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

http://online.wsj.co...wsj_share_tweet

 

Interesting article on him I just read. Says that he know he's an overpay but is learning to accept that he's a .250 with good discipline and power 



#3 Sampo Gida

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

http://online.wsj.co...wsj_share_tweet

 

Interesting article on him I just read. Says that he know he's an overpay but is learning to accept that he's a .250 with good discipline and power 

 

Except he did not say he was overpaid.  He says he does not have as much value as a guy like Trout who makes the league minimum.   This is just stating the obvious since we already know that free agents have little surplus value given they are paid at market value, earning close to what they produce, unlike cost controlled players who earn slave wages by comparison, especially the first 3 years.






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