Teixeira arrives in camp

I was chatting with Brian Bruney downstairs when Mark Teixeira walked in, an Angels bag slung over his left shoulder. Bruney shot up and the two exchanged pleasantries, with Bruney welcoming him to the team and Teixeira saying he was glad to be here.

“This team,” Bruney was saying later, “is going to be the best one, personality-wise, since I’ve been here. These are all good guys we’ve brought in.”

Teixeira certainly seems to fit the part. He shook hands with every single reporter within the county limits and swears that he’s going to try to learn all of our names. The fans should enjoy having him around too – Teixeira said that he is going to have the best year of his career in 2009 and is determined to get off to a fast start.

He’s also ready to get a crash course in the Yankee three-ring circus when Alex Rodriguez takes to the podium tomorrow. Teixeira said he is among those who will be on hand to lend A-Rod support.

“I’ll definitely be there,” Teixeira said. “I’m going to open my arms to Alex.”

12 Comments

PG,
Of course he would have to earn it. Cabrera could win the competition. But, I see no one else for lead off in 2010 without extending an aging player like Damon or going outside. We shall see, just my hopes!

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I agree but Cabrera will likely be gone if he doesn’t start.

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BP,
No, but with Crisp in the Royals OF there was some speculation that DeJesus might be available. I’m sure that story was not lost on Cashman so you never know. As you should be aware I want Gardner in CF and Cabrera/Swisher filling in for the starters. That scenario is as likely as any other!!!

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Here’s a great read from the other half of “The Rivalry.”
Big Papi on himself, A-Rod and the game-Ian Browne
http://browniepoints.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/02/big_papi_on_himself_arod_and_t.html

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Wow, I read that CC and AJ will be at the press conference tomorrow, too. It’s sounding more and more like the entire team will be there.
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One thing you can beat on…if Arod smacks Papelbum around consistently, not this will mean a thing.

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All that needs to be said is this is going to be a GREAT season!

For the record, as a Yankee fan, I will be cheering for Alex from the first pitch of the season until the last pitch of the season…..

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I was making a comment, not an opinion DeJesus isn’t asking to be traded is he?

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Julia,
More important for Teixeira is his interface with reporters!
All of the new additions sound like they will be great in the Clubhouse with Burnett being the least gregarious!!!

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Damn! I still can’t get the new paragraph right. The Pierre comment was a reply to BP.

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REPEATED FROM PRIOR THREADS
PG,
My read is it is a POTENTIALLY strong rotation, which a few injuries could easily destroy. Even Wang is a question mark. And I would rather have Pudge waiting at SWB than Kevin Cash! Wherever he lands, it will be interesting to see what his spring offensive production will be!!!

To me Pierre is hardly worth a low level prospect. I’d rather trade for DeJesus.

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It is nice of him to support his new team mate.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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