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A-Rod: Mark Teixeira Should Be MVP

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Mark Teixeira, first baseman for the New York Yankees, has belted 20 home runs in the 59 games he has played this season.

He has also driven in 54 runs, has an OPS of 1.008 and an OPS+ of 161.

But when the Yankees came from behind Friday night to beat the Mets 9-8, Alex Rodriguez went to the trouble to explain why his teammate, Teixeira, should be the MVP in the American League this year.

The Yankees were behind the Mets 8-7 with two outs in the ninth inning.

Teixeira came to the plate and was intentionally walked so Mets' closer Francisco Rodriguez could pitch to Alex Rodriguez, who is in a slump and was hitting only .233 at the time.

K-Rod induced A-Rod to hit a sky high pop...

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