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Mark Teixeira

Jon Lester and Why the Red Sox Are Smarter Than the Yankees

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Red Sox might not be able to trade Lester, or the the prospects they get for Lester may not turn into valuable players in the future, but the willingness of the Red Sox to shop Lester demonstrates why the Red Sox are one of the smartest organizations in baseball.

Now Playing First Base for the Yankees

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball is a game where teams are currently trying to innovate to gain a slight advantage over other teams. The Yankees failure to do this has become almost their franchise identity, but missing another opportunity this year is nonetheless unfortunate.

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

The Yankees and Tanaka

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tanaka signing will come under a lot of scrutiny; and it is very likely that if he starts out slow or if the Yankees have the poor season many foresee, Tanaka, and his contract, will be blamed. The Tanaka signing, however, is on its own a good and defensible move.

The Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is Bad for Other Players Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The latest Alex Rodriguez suspension is one of those events that at first glance appears to be poisonous, making everybody associated with it -- Rodgriguez, MLB and the New York Yankees -- look bad. That may be an accurate first take, but there are also clear winners and losers here.

The New Yankee Mess

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

After a flurry of expensive free agent signings the Yankees have upgraded modestly in center, and significantly behind the plate, but they have gotten much worse at second base and have done nothing about big holes at shortstop and third base.

The Yankees Need a New Approach, Not New Free Agents

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This will be a difficult and possibly strange off-season for the New York Yankees. The lawsuit between their star, aging and scandal-ridden third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball has drawn the most attention, but there is more.

Play, Learn, Grow

Mark Teixeira | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports
Mark Teixeira

After I caught the final out of the Yankees 27th World Series title, I met my father in the clubhouse and we enjoyed a very emotional embrace, where I thanked him for teaching me to play and love the game of baseball. All children need heroes and role models. All children deserve the opportunity to reach their goals.

If A-Rod Plays Well What Will the Yankees Do?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As Alex Rodriguez's return to the Yankees continues to be delayed the question of whether the aging superstar will ever play again has begun to loom. There are other questions surrounding Rodriguez as well.

Athletes' Recovery From Injury -- Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

Abby Sims | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

It is a story told over and over again across all sports at all levels and in every age group; many athletes return to competition too soon after injury or surgery.

More Bad News For The Yankees

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 06.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist. The Yankees said Wednesday that the All-Star had ...

Injury Woes Continue to Plague Yanks

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 08.18.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — They come back for a bit, then they're gone again. So it goes for the New York Yankees and many of their ailing stars this season. K...

Have We Seen the Last of the Greatest Yankee Infield

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This foursome was the more or less regular Yankee infield from 2009-2012, leading the Yankees to one World Series victory and three other post-season appearances. This raises the question of where this infield fits among the greatest infields in Yankee history.

The Posey and Cain Contracts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is the second year in a row the San Francisco Giants have ended spring training by signing a major star to an enormous contract extension. Catcher Buster Posey is now signed through 2021, with an option for 2022, at a total cost of about $167 million. Last year, they signed pitcher Matt Cain to a similar contract.

The Next Yankee World Series Team

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.

New York Yankees: Can the Yankees Still Win in 2013?

Ben Shapiro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

The Yankees appear primed to get off to a poor start this season, but that doesn't mean they can't come back and become a contender, or even a playoff team.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Len Berman

They're dropping like flies. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be out eight to 10 weeks with a wrist injury.

Another Yankees Star Goes Down

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — Mark Teixeira will to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the ...

Five Athletes Who Performed on Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Danny Groner

On Broadway, much like in the big game, you only get one shot at the glory. Here's a look at five athletes who have gone for it on The Great White Way and lived to tell the tale.

A-Rod, Teixeira and the Yankees' Future

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Unfortunately for the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is not the only aging slugger on the roster who no longer hits like he once did, but to whom they owe a lot of money.

2012 Gold Glove Winners Announced

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.31.2012 | Sports

-- J.J. Hardy thought he'd hit a home run, only to be robbed when Mike Trout made one of the most sensational grabs of the season. On Tuesday night,...

Aging Yankees Face First Postseason Sweep in Nearly 4 Decades

Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

One of the saddest things for any aging superstar is to realize one is no longer "the guy." Perhaps the same can be said of an aging team...

Yankees Fear Teixeria Lost For Season

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees fear first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base, and the severit...

Teixeira's Bat Goes Flying.. To Spike Lee

Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports

Spike Lee is a very, very lucky sports fan. The Oscar-nominated director is frequently seen sitting courtside at New York Knicks home games and oc...

Mark Teixeira-Backed SportsYapper Aims to Be the 'ESPN of Social Media'

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports
Brad Spirrison

Co-founded last year by social media entrepreneur Eric Goldstein (who sold clipmarks.com to Forbes in 2007 and amplify.com to Clipboard in 2011), SportsYapper aims to be the primary social network for sports fans to share quips and opinions with one another around their favorite teams.