12/22/2008 08:21:00 PM

When Did Mark Teixeira Become The Best Player In Baseball?

Posted by Mark McCray |

Seriously. When did Mark Teixeira become the best player in baseball?

Sure his numbers are good, but are they really on par with the likes of Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez?

8 years $200 million dollars? I mean...really???

If you do the math on that contract the Nationals have supposedly offered him...$25 million a year for 8 years for a guy who has a career batting average of .290? For a guy who has only hit more than 35 home runs twice in his career?! For a guy who has played in just one All-Star game? For a guy who has come only as close as seventh place in MVP voting?!

How Scott Boras has managed to secure offers that are even in the same stratosphere as the contracts of real Hall of Fame baseball players like Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez, is absolutely beyond me.

In fact, it is almost criminal.

Mark Teixeira isn't now-- and in my honest opinion never will be, even in the same chapter (let alone on the same page), as Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez. So why the hell would anyone consider offering him a contract like this?

Come on!!! It has to be a joke that Teixeira is going to make just $2.5 million dollars less a year than A-Rod next season...doesn't it??

Who are these people kidding!!!

Scott Boras is bad for baseball.


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