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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby The River » Mon May 26, 2008 7:28 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
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jfg wrote:I think he still has a 40 HR season in him. One of these years he'll start out hot and play a full season, not 162 games but enough to hit 40. I can't wait to see where he ends up next year team-wise. I have a feeling he's going to be a great keeper.


In '05, when he hit 43, he had another slow April but managed to put up 6 jacks. He could have hit 40 last year if he didn't get hurt and miss a ton of time. I agree on looking forward to seeing where he ends up. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the Mets out of team bias but otherwise, Boston would be ideal. The Yanks would be nice but I doubt they'll pay up to get Tex when CC will be on the market.


The Yanks will be clearing enough in the offseason to potentially sign both CC and Teix. :-D

The thought of CC and Tex in pinstripes makes me salivate (Yanks fan here of course).
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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby J.C.Fighter » Wed May 28, 2008 10:21 pm

I wouldn't ever draft Teix. Dude is basically bench material during the first half... What you want to do is trade for him during the 2nd half..
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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby jfg » Wed May 28, 2008 10:59 pm

I can understand that you'd think that but you're a little off.

Pre- All Star Break

2007: .302 12 HR
2006: .275 9 HR
2005: .290 25 HR
2004: .275 18HR
2003: .254 13 HR

2007 and 2006 were down first-halves but they weren't terrible or bench material.
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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby JoshExley » Thu May 29, 2008 2:47 pm

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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby Yoda » Thu May 29, 2008 2:52 pm

I always thought Teixeira was a bit overrated. He will still get his 30 HRs but people seem to be expecting a perennial 40+ HR hitter.
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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby hot4tx » Thu May 29, 2008 3:05 pm

JoshExley wrote:6

:-D

These threads always seem to have awesome timing like that!
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Re: Teixeira only 5 HR?

Postby stumpak » Thu May 29, 2008 5:53 pm

This is not a 1st half/2nd half thing. He is simply one of the streakiest power guys there is (maybe only Carlos Lee is comparable). If you own him the whole season and he does not hit the DL, he will provide 30+ HR, guaranteed. There may be months were he hits 1 and months where he hits 15, but his full season numbers will be 30-40 HR.

There are zero problems and zero to worry about. Every year this board as had several "What's wrong with Tex?" threads when he is on a cold streak and every year he gets the job done in the end.
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