Tex: “We have everything we need to win”
Color Mark Teixeira unsurprised that the Yankees didn’t pull off a flashy trade before today’s 4 p.m. deadline. As far as he’s concerned, the Bombers did all their best shopping over the winter.
“I don’t think anyone can complain about bringing in CC (Sabathia), A.J. (Burnett) and myself,” Teixeira said. “Guys are stepping up for us this year. Joba (Chamberlain) is stepping up, Phil (Hughes) is stepping up. We’ve got everything we need here.”
Teixeira said that he wasn’t looking as July 31 as a day when the Yankees would change much. They did pick up an old buddy in former Rangers teammate Jerry Hairston, Jr., whom Teixeira described as a “great guy” who would help them with his versatility.
“I said from the very beginning of the season, we have everything we need to win here,” Teixeira said. “I think we’re showing that. When we play our best baseball, we’re going to win. We just have to keep working hard and play well the next two months.”