Teixeira and A-Rod having incredible season for Yankees
At the beginning of the season it didn’t look pretty for the Yankees. With the widely publicized Alex Rodriguez debacle (not to mention the question marks regarding the level of production he had left to offer), and with Mark Teixeira coming off three consecutive seasons marred by injury, there was considerable doubt shrouding the Yankees hopes for a successful 2015 campaign.
Most analysts had the Yankees ranked in third or fourth position within the AL East standings. No one in their right mind could have predicted how things actually turned out for the team and its dynamic duo.
So far, all Tex and A-Rod have done is combine for 53 home runs, second most in the league – trailing only Mike Trout and Albert Pujols of the Angels. Moreover, they have a shared total of 135 RBI and 187 hits in 194 games.
Together Rodriguez and Teixeira have anchored the Yankees lineup, leading the charge for a comfortable five and a half game lead atop the AL East. In a time when runs are scarce and hitting is at a premium, the two Yankees’ teammates have been remarkable. Each player is on pace to surpass the 30 home run threshold with ease.
At the advanced age of 40, Alex Rodriguez is turning in his best season since 2010. Likewise, Mark Teixeira made the all-star team for just the third time in his career and deserves at least a little consideration for the MVP award.
There’s a reason the Yankees have scored the second most runs in the league this season. Up from an un-Bronx Bombers like 22nd in 2014, the Yankees now only trail the Toronto Blue Jays in total run production.
Something is definitely cooking in New York. Perhaps the return of A-Rod could mean another deep playoff run for the Evil Empire?
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