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Near 33, Teixeira comes to terms with his limits
1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:19PM #121
newinn
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Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:12PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:08PM, newinn wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:05PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:56PM, newinn wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:49PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:41PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:40PM, qwik3457 wrote:


The great players, the truly GREAT players, don't accept their decline gracefully. They adjust, adapt, fight back mentally. They don't accept mediocrity. My problem with Tex is that he's just accepting the decline; he's not fighting it.


Well, pardon my French, but there is no damn way that attitude in a player is worth paying top dollar. If that's really what he's saying, he ought to tear up the contract and re-sign with the Yankees at a discount.





Thank you ... I always appreciate your postings qwik and respect your opinions ... with your comments I now know for sure that many of us that are annoyed at what Tex said are not out in left field.




It doesn't bother me what he said, he's telling the truth. I would rather hear the truth than lies. I don't get it, players lie and are demonized, Tex tells the truth and is demonized.Undecided





Hey luv! If Jeter or Mo or Andy said it when they are pushing or over 40 I get it. Tex is 33. To young for him to be accepting a mediocre BA. Most playrs are the last ones to know when they are finished or at least declining. Tex is saying he's been declining since he turned 30. Just sounds real soft to me




Maybe he should have shut his mouth and made no comment. I just see him telling it like he feels and being up front. Maybe that does equate to being soft but at least he's honest.





Well I guess it's all in the interpertationSmile




I'm having a tough time interpreting what any of these guys say lately, New.Undecided





I hear you my friend. They are taking the fun out of it for the fans.

1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:20PM #122
bomberhojoe
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Anyone who watches Tex play can see he is one of the Yankees who always gives 100%.
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1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:22PM #123
newinn
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Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:10PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

Cmon Luv, fans don't care about honesty. Fans want lying, egotistical, lazy, PED users. You can keep honesty and giving 100%.



So bomber, If I were to tell my clients I'm going to give their pets really bad cheap dog food, do you think they would still support me and respect my honesty? Tex is talking like he's on the way downside of his career. I don't understand how you can find that so acceptable.

1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:25PM #124
bomberhojoe
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Almost all the experts say a players prime is 28 - 32. Tex is saying what most players think but would never admit, because they have big egos. He never said he would stop giving 100%.
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1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:31PM #125
newinn
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Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:25PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

Almost all the experts say a players prime is 28 - 32. Tex is saying what most players think but would never admit, because they have big egos. He never said he would stop giving 100%.



Well we disagree that most players think that. Most still think they can play 'til they're 50. I just don't get that he's so willing to conceed 25/30 points on his average. Heck go the other way once in awhile and stop being so right porch crazy.

1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 9:32PM #126
GottaGoToMo
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Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:20PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

Anyone who watches Tex play can see he is one of the Yankees who always gives 100%.




Tex hasn't been at 100% for years now ... he even admitted it ... 100% of what he has is just not 100% anymore ... geez, how great I feel that he took the honest approach and told us that he is going to continue to not be able to give us 100% ... yep, that sure makes me feel good ... and the fact that he isn't going to work hard at the things he doesn't do well anymore ... yep, how I appreciate that total honesty!


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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ...


and by the way, I still plan on getting my $22.5 million this year and next year and the year after ... even though I don't plan on working very hard on the stuff I'm not 100% at anymore ... signed TEX!



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1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 10:03PM #127
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IMO giving 100% for Tex would be to rework his swing with Kevin Long so he can go back to old form and hitting the ball to all fields.

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1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 10:41PM #128
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I'm pretty sure Tex will try to get a hit just about every time he steps to the plate. I never met a ballplayer who didn't -- unless, of course, he's just trying to knock a run in with a ground ball or something like that.


I'm sure at one point in his career, Shaq realized that no matter how much work he put in, and no matter how many tips he received along the way, he'd never be consistent shooting foul shots. It's quite possible that Teixeira is simply not good enough to hit the ball the other way consistently. Sure, he could probably hit like Rod Carew in a local Twilight League, but he just might not possess the tools to do it in the majors.


For those who somehow remember him spraying the ball to all fields, you have a better memory than me -- I never saw it.


As far as his comments, we all say things that in hindsight we wish we could rephrase. I don't doubt he'll give it his all -- hopefully, he'll surprise even himself (although I'm pretty sure deep in his mind he still sees .290 as a possibility).


For the record, I think this is the first time I've ever defended the guy. Overall, power numbers included, he's been a bit of a disappointment.

1 year ago  ::  Feb 05, 2013 - 11:34PM #129
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Feb 5, 2013 -- 10:41PM, HeatMiser wrote:


I'm pretty sure Tex will try to get a hit just about every time he steps to the plate. I never met a ballplayer who didn't -- unless, of course, he's just trying to knock a run in with a ground ball or something like that.


I'm sure at one point in his career, Shaq realized that no matter how much work he put in, and no matter how many tips he received along the way, he'd never be consistent shooting foul shots. It's quite possible that Teixeira is simply not good enough to hit the ball the other way consistently. Sure, he could probably hit like Rod Carew in a local Twilight League, but he just might not possess the tools to do it in the majors.


For those who somehow remember him spraying the ball to all fields, you have a better memory than me -- I never saw it.


As far as his comments, we all say things that in hindsight we wish we could rephrase. I don't doubt he'll give it his all -- hopefully, he'll surprise even himself (although I'm pretty sure deep in his mind he still sees .290 as a possibility).


For the record, I think this is the first time I've ever defended the guy. Overall, power numbers included, he's been a bit of a disappointment.




Explain going from .292 to .256 in a year?  Yeah I get players decline as they age but at 30 years old there is no excuse for that kind of drop off.

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