Teixeira pegged as the next great Yankee

Jason Jones has some harsh words for the Yanks
Open Thread: Friday Randomness

While the Yanks don’t begin their competitive Spring Training schedule until next week and Opening Day is still a few weeks away, already Mark Teixeira has been anointed the Yankee savior in the wake of the A-Rod scandal. Steve Politi in The Star-Ledger called the latest first baseman a Yankee throwback in a recent profile. Considering that Teixeira will be around for the next eight years, it’s a reasonable if lofty expectation. The rhetoric though can be a bit tough to stomach before Teixeira takes his first Yankee AB.

Jason Jones has some harsh words for the Yanks
Open Thread: Friday Randomness
  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    A true yankee is home grown.

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

      You forgot the ® and ™ on that.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal


      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        Seriously though, how do you type those?

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Only true Yankees can.

          • The Evil Empire


    • http://highandtight.blogspot.com Mr. Faded Glory

      Wrong. Scott Brosius is the thirdmost truest Yankee ever, after Jeter and Donnie.

  • Kilgore Trout

    I hope his wife hits the wall before is skills do.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    In a Yankees clubhouse too defined by individuals stars in recent years, Teixeira will try to put the focus back on the team.

    Okay, what Yankees defined the team as individual stars? Did anyone ever come out with a “Reggie-like” statement and say they were the focus of the team or should be and what not? The only people who’ve defined the Yankees like that are those in the media.

  • http://Ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

    When (not if) A-Rod produces as his stats show he can, this thing will be long forgotten (except by the Yankee haters). With or without Drugs, he is still one of the all time best in the game.
    Tex may very well be more liked than A-Rod but, not the better player.
    Tex is new to the team, along with CC, AJ, and Swisher, this is just a case of the media promoting a non-story. I’m hoping Tex does for us, as he did elsewhere…being the saviour of the Yankees is a bit much to put on someones back.
    By the way, has anyone found a story of a teammate saying A-Rod was a Fake or anything else? Was it also concocted by the media?

    • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

      I’m with ya 100% Ranger – A-Rod is one of the top players in the game and one of the top two most important players on this team (along with CC Sabathia). Tex is a great player and certainly an important piece of the puzzle, but he is far from being the Yankee savior. He’s not even the biggest off-season acquisition we got. However, I do think he’ll be a positive clubhouse presence and should do be able to take some of the pressure off of Rodriguez and Jeter in terms of media attention and representing the club.

      As for the A-Rod being a fake thing, all I’ve heard is that the A-Fraud stuff were clubhouse jokes that were said to him in jest, and taken completely out of context for the sake of (surprise) media sensationalism.

  • Januz

    Mark Teixeira can be a true Yankee without being home grown (Babe Ruth was not home grown nor were Tino Martinez or Paul O’Neill).
    Someone I consider to be a “True Yankee” despite not being “home grown” was Scott Brocius. I remember when he played for Oakland and the A’s were playing the Yankees at Old Timers Day. He watched and videotaped the entire event, and understood the importance of DiMaggio and the others in attendance. Of course, he went on to have a World Series MVP in the Bronx. Brocius conducted himself as a professional on and off the field, and honored and respected the Yankees of the past. That is what I consider a “True Yankee”.

    • YankeeBaseball2009

      And when he comes back to the Bronx, he gets the love.

  • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

    To me, being considered a True Yankee®™ is about as meaningful as what getting into the Hall of Fame has become. That is to say, it barely matters at all and has absolutely no bearing on my regard of the player.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=43434432275 Ace

    Just logged on for the first time today…Looking good ’round here!

  • The Evil Empire

    Hey is there a game on T.V tomorrow!?

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

      YES is probably running at least one Yankee Classic game tomorrow, but otherwise, the first Spring Training games don’t start for another five days.

  • http://rsaM301522 raysam

    long live the yankees god bless the yankees

  • DCStack

    I would be careful about anointing any Boras client. Boras has had an unusually high number of clients implicated or tested positive for PEDs. He also has his own training facility that many of these players use. I’m not saying there is a definitive connection Boras and PEDs but there enough connections to make you concerned.

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  • kSturnz

    who saw the latest magazine?