The Yankees fanboy in me wants to say that Mark Teixeira is the 2009 A.L. MVP…because it sure feels like he’s the straw that’s been stirring the Yankees drink this season…at least to me.
But, then again, from April 6, 2009 to May 2, 2009, during a span of 21 games, Tex had a BA/OBA/SLG line of .182/.354/.338 in 99 PA.
And, from June 13, 2009 to July 8, 2009, during a span of 23 games, Tex had a BA/OBA/SLG line of .261/.370/.326 in 108 PA.
So, for about half the season, to date, Teixeira had zero pop – with a SLG under .340. Can a guy be the league MVP with something like that on his ledger?
What do you think?