Jan
06

Mark Teixeira Press Conference Liveblog

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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.

Categories : Offense

29 Comments»

  1. jsbrendog says:

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

  2. Pastafarian says:

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

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

  4. Mike Pop says:

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

    Thats awesome.

  5. Mike Pop says:

    Teix is on now

  6. bebop says:

    Could use a decent utility infielder perhaps for a spare outfielder

  7. [...] that guy looks pretty good in pinstripes, eh? As the Yanks welcomed their newest addition today, let’s catch up on some [...]

  8. GG says:

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

  9. [...] (.342 wOBA) in March/April, and there’s no reason to expect 2010 to be different. During his introductory press conference, Tex said it takes him longer to get going because he has two swings to work on in Spring Training [...]

  10. [...] hitter and has to fine-tune two different swings. This is the explanation he offered when the Yankees introduced him. That might not be true of switch hitters in general, but it still might be something Teixeira [...]

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