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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:47 pm

As a Mark Teixeira owner, I was looking forward to him being protected in the line-up by A-Rod (even though I'm not exactly fond of the guy). But now that A-Rod will be out for several weeks and may be compromised all year long or possibly out for the year at some point, I think it might drag down Tex's production by a noticeable amount.

The rest of the Yankees' line-up is either getting fairly old and more likely to be bitten by injury bug (Damon, Matsui, Posada, Jeter) or they're kind of slightly above-average (Nady, Cano) or flat-out mediocre (Melky).

Does anyone else see that this is going to bring Tex's expected numbers down a bit, or do you think in the end it will have no effect? I had him pegged for 35 HR, 120 RBI, 100+ R, and a .300 BA but now I'd be inclined to drop it down to 30-100-90-.285 to .290.

Maybe I'm overthinking this, but to me it seems like his potential to have a monster year may be diminished by A-Rod's injury.
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Re: A-Roid injury impact on Big Tex

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:01 pm

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Re: A-Roid injury impact on Big Tex

Postby Matthias » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:03 pm

No effect: the Yankees lineup is still plenty potent. It's not like Teixeira and Rodriguez are teammates on the Royals.
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Re: A-Roid injury impact on Big Tex

Postby shoelessjoetara » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:10 pm

I agree. I am thinking of taking Tex with the 8th pick if it is between Tex, Hamilton or Rollins.
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Re: A-Roid injury impact on Big Tex

Postby Ender » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:46 pm

I don't like the odds of him hitting 35 HR in that park in the first place but I think you are overthinking it some. Especially with AVG. Lots of studies have been done on 'lineup protection' and none has been able to prove it actually exists so if it is there it is going to have a small effect on everything but R/RBI.
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