Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Teixeria Is A Yankee

After much deliberation and speculation that first baseman Mark Teixeria would sign with either the Washington Nationals or the Anahiem Angels, or the Boston Red Sox, it is the New York Yankees who came up as winners in the Teixeria sweepstakes.

According to Sports Illustrated's and WFAN's Jon Heyman, the Yankees have signed Tiexiera to a eight year $180 million contract, the richest contract for a first baseman in history.

Teixeria hit .308 with 33 homeruns and and 121 RBI and 102 runs scored last year, splitting time with the Atlanta Braves and Angels.

He is a lifetime .290 hitter, with a gold glove to add to his trophy case. He is only 28 years old and will be a Yankee until the age of 36. The Yankees are now the team to beat in MLB.

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