Mark Teixeira Press Conference Liveblog

RAB Fantasy Football League Final Update
When Donnie Baseball was the best

Our long national nightmare is over, as Mark Teixeira will officially be introduced as a Yankee today after those bothersome holidays got in the way. The presser is going to be carried by ESPN, MLB Network and presumedly YES.  There’s still no word on the corresponding move to open up a 40-man roster spot, but my money’s on Shelley Duncan getting the old heave-ho. We’ll probably find out after the press conference is over.

Now that the deal’s official, I’ve update the Depth Chart and 2009 Draft Order pages. The Brewers and Blue Jays had been in line to receive the Yanks’ first and second rounders, respectively, but because Tex was the highest rated Type-A free agent, the Angels will now get the Yanks’ first rounder. The Crew and Jays will now have to settle for a second and third rounder, again respectively. Despite losing their own first rounder for signing Brian Fuentes, the Angels still have two true first rounders and two sandwich rounders because they lost Tex and K-Rod. They also stand to gain another sandwich rounder if Jon Garland signs elsewhere.

Ben (not me) is going to liveblog this thing for all of you stuck at work. Enjoy.

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  • jsbrendog

    my office blocks the live blogs but i can stream espn ansd watch it live……irony

    • Ryan S.

      Could you post that espn link please?

      • jsbrendog

        its an office television network. sorry

        • Ryan S.

          They posted it on the liveblog anyway. Its all good.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      my office blocks the live blogs but i can stream espn ansd watch it live……irony

      Speaking of irony, isn’t it a little ironic that I didn’t name-drop my RAB Fantasy Football League Championship in the post about the fantasy league, but I am name-dropping it here?

      It’s a tough call. What’s irony, what’s coincidence, and what’s mere happenstance? Is it ironic that Chris Johnson’s powerful running fueled my dominance all year, yet they sat him during Week 17 and I had to beat Punk in Drublic without his contributions? (I did, btw.) Is it coincidence that I sat all my players and took the loss against jsbrendog during the regular season, but crushed him handily and stepped on his testicles during the playoffs? (Probably.) Is it mere happenstance that the best fantasy player this year is also the smartest and sexiest man alive, and that Mike, Joe, Rafi, Jamal, and SAMIAMSPORTS pale in comparison? (I doubt it; the cream has a way of rising to the top).

      These ultimately are the great mysteries of life. What is not a mystery is who won the Inaugural RAB Fantasy Football League Championship. That would be me.

      [ Fantasy Football Championship Bragging Rights Name Drop #21 of 1000 ]

      • Ivan

        Your a sore winner are ya?

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Nah, just an insufferable asshole.

      • Ryan S.

        Y’know, I really did think it was kinda strange you didn’t name-drop on the Fantasy Football thread. I thought it was an oversight but no…you had this all planned out.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          You’ve got to keep playing your game, stay focused, take it one name drop at a time, and give it 110%.

          • Should be working

            I sent in a comment about it, but I guess Ben didnt wanna fuel the fire :)

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

              Damn. I missed that one. They go quickly.

      • Rafi

        I was kinda expecting one of these during the liveblog.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’m like a ninja turtle, you never know when I’ll strike next.

          Plus, I like pizza.

          • Rafi

            touche

  • Pastafarian

    Why did he pick Giambi’s number??? NOOO!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Don’t tell me you’re that upset with Giambi’s number being chosen for real.

      • jsbrendog

        im hoping he is more of the oh no now he’ll stink curse of giambino thing rather than a OH NOW ZOMG IM SO SAD THE MUSTACHE AND GOLDEN THONG GONE!!11!

      • Pastafarian

        No I’m upset that he would chose a terrible players number….. go with 24 don’t ever go with 25 you’ll end up having to grow a mustache and a golden thong to get on a hot streak. This was silly by Tex., but w/e :/

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Choosing #26 for Wil Nieves and Rey Sanchez would be choosing a “terrible player’s” number.

          Giambi may not be a Hall of Famer, but he’s not “terrible”.

          • Pastafarian

            Ok how about over payed player.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Hey, I missed it… did they say if it is indeed Shelley getting a visit from the Turk?

    • Ryan S.

      Pete just said Slam Duncan got DFA’d, so yes.

  • Mike Pop

    “If some owners are upset we invest in our team, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.”

    Thats awesome.

  • Mike Pop

    Teix is on now

  • bebop

    Could use a decent utility infielder perhaps for a spare outfielder

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  • GG

    Nice that you’ve updated the depth chart here, ESPN hasnt I think they refuse to admit hes a Yankee

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