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07:25 AM ET 01.30 | Throughout the years, Mark Teixeira has heard other athletes, as they try to come back from major injuries, insist that everything will be fine. That they'll be better than ever. But now that the Yankee first baseman is one of those athletes, he's coming face-to-face with the reality behind the bravado. Having trusted his body to be his livelihood for so many years, it's not quite as simple as just pronouncing it'll be OK, and then hoping it is. ...Teixeira's doctors have told him that it will take a year for the wrist to feel fully normal, and that the tightness will likely remain throughout. It should improve, however, with every therapy session he completes and every swing he takes. "I'm expecting until June, and maybe even through this entire season, it'll be a little tight," Teixeira said.

The Wall Street Journal

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January 30, 2014  08:13 AM ET
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Hmm. Perhaps he's a vegan, right?But, consider that perhaps he's scared of the Seattle media...

It's good to see that atro is not in your head.

January 30, 2014  08:23 AM ET

Does this mean a lot of bunting and walks?

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January 30, 2014  08:53 AM ET

Mr. Teixieira is apparently overlooking the fact that he was blowing chunks before the wrist injury. He had maybe two good years with the Yankees before he started circling the drain. I'm not looking for much if anything from him offensively. Just don't bat him at the clean-up spot. Having said that, his defense is probably worth 2-3 wins a year. He's about as good a first baseman as I can recall seeing. Hoping I'm wrong about him, but thinking I'm right.

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January 30, 2014  08:59 AM ET
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This guy now wakes up at 7:30 imagining that I'm thinking about him. I suppose that's an improvement over him thinking about what I do in the shower. Either way, though - creepy as hell. I need to start carrying some FN pepper spray.

Or something a wee bit more intimidating?

January 30, 2014  09:07 AM ET

My guess for Tex:

BA 0.200 through May but picks it up to hit a whopping 0.250 for the season with 25 HRs and 90 RBIs.

Not exactly worth his salary but better than the production they got last year from the 8 to 10 guys they had playing 1B

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January 30, 2014  09:13 AM ET
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pederast

Thanks for making me look that up.

January 30, 2014  09:16 AM ET
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My guess for Tex:BA 0.200 through May but picks it up to hit a whopping 0.250 for the season with 25 HRs and 90 RBIs.Not exactly worth his salary but better than the production they got last year from the 8 to 10 guys they had playing 1B

Assuming that he plays his normal solid defense, I think any Yankee fan would sign up for that.

January 30, 2014  09:24 AM ET
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Assuming that he plays his normal solid defense, I think any Yankee fan would sign up for that.

Give me a pen, I will sign it right now. Last years offense was historically bad. You have to go back almost 50 years to equal its ineptitude. Ya could look it up.

January 30, 2014  09:33 AM ET
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Give me a pen, I will sign it right now. Last years offense was historically bad. You have to go back almost 50 years to equal its ineptitude. Ya could look it up.

Tex only had 63 PAs, not exactly what one would call an adequate sample size

January 30, 2014  09:34 AM ET

If the dipstick had had the surgery in March when he hurt it instead of dithering until June we wouldn't be having this discussion.

January 30, 2014  09:36 AM ET
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My guess for Tex:BA 0.200 through May but picks it up to hit a whopping 0.250 for the season with 25 HRs and 90 RBIs.Not exactly worth his salary but better than the production they got last year from the 8 to 10 guys they had playing 1B

I would tend to agree with you. Other players who've had the same type of surgery have said it took them a while to get their swing back.

January 30, 2014  09:52 AM ET
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Tex only had 63 PAs, not exactly what one would call an adequate sample size

Their team offensive numbers were historically bad. That is what I am referring to.. You have to go back to the days when Horace Clark was their leading hitter.

 
January 30, 2014  09:57 AM ET
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Give me a pen, I will sign it right now. Last years offense was historically bad. You have to go back almost 50 years to equal its ineptitude. Ya could look it up.

I would look it up, but you already did all the heavy lifting for me. I'm comfortable relying upon your research.

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