As some of you may know, Mark Teixeira is one of the premier free agents out in the market this year. He is considered of the most consistent hitters in baseball and has been for the last couple years. Mark Teixeira has had a long journey so far in his potentially Hall of Fame career. He was drafted out of high school by the Red Sox, but did because he wanted to go to Georgia Tech. After becoming a Georgia Tech legend, Teixeira was drafted by the Texas Rangers and immediately made an impact, becoming 1 of the top prospects in the Rangers organization. He then bounced around from the Rangers to the Braves and finally the Angels, were he made his first playoff appearance. Mark Teixeira is a signing that will impact the Red Sox future to come. Here are some things Mark Teixeira will help do.
1. He will solidify one of the best young infields in baseball with Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Jed Lowrie and now Mark Teixeira
2.He potentially sets up Lars Anderson to come up and be the future DH of the future. After Big Papi's contract expires, Anderson, a top Red Sox prospect, will be able to fill Ortiz's shoes.
3.It sets up an unprecedented middle of the order, 2-7. Here is potentially the 2009 Red Sox Lineup,considering Jason Varitek Re-signs..
9.Jason Varitek If there is a better lineup currently in baseball, I would like them to stand up and object to my opinion that the Red Sox have the Best LINEUP IN BASEBALL!!!
If you would like to know more about Mark Teixeira's move to the Red Sox, please view the following links: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3780408 http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081218&content_id=3722397&vkey=hotstove2008&fext=.jsp http://www.thebostonchannel.com/sports/18311921/detail.html