No Tex? No problem?
This guy seems to be headed to the Bronx…(so instead of picturing him in a Sox uniform, does anybody have a good caption for this photo they’d like to share?)
I wish I could give you the Front Office reaction to this news, but alas, I had already left for the holidays. Buuuut…if I had to imagine what the reaction would have been, it would have gone something like this, “well, it would have certainly been nice to have him, but heck, we have Mike Lowell!” Lest anyone forget, Mike Lowell also goes by the title of “2007 World Series MVP.”
To be quite honest with you…I’m ok going into the 2009 season with him at 3rd base, and Youk at first base.
Here’s some food for thought…Can you name who Player A and Player B are?:
.312 Batting Average
29 Home Runs
.390 On Base Percentage
.308 Batting Average
33 Home Runs
.410 On Base Percentage
Here’s the big hint – One is Mark Teixiera and the other is Kevin Youkilis (both of whom coincidentally, happen to be Gold Glovers at first base). Still thinking about it? C’mon, give it your best guess. Guess now. Ok, now look at the bottom of this entry for the answer. Kudos to those folks that knew off-hand which was which. Now even if you guessed right, did you really think it would be that close?
Which begs the question – do you think Youk will get this same kind of contract?
And also,now that Teixiera is seemingly getting fitted for pinstripes…where would you like to see us direct our attention (and dollars)? Somehow, I feel like I might get a lot of “TEK!!” responses. With that said, who else do you think we should go after??
All the best from a Front Office on Holiday Break (though, to be honest, we never really stop working),
“The Voice of the Nation”
STATS ANSWER: Player A is Kevin Youkilis. Player B is Mark Teixiera.