So I took a look at the numbers, and while Teixeira may be having a subpar season so far, there is still a chance he can turn it around. If Tex goes on to hit at the exact pace he did last year from June 19, 2009 – the end of the 2009 season, his numbers don’t look as bad :
94 Games from 2009 + 67 games from 2010
Sure, it’d be an off year for him. But it wouldn’t be the Rico Bergman-like numbers he’s putting up now. You should also keep in mind that this excludes Tex’s hottest streak of the season, which was from May 2, 2009 – May 31, 2009. Since we know he is capable of an outstanding month like that, lets take a look at Tex’s current numbers and add in that hot streak :
26 Games from 2009 + 67 Games from 2010
If Tex goes on a tear like that for the next 26 games, he’d put himself in a pretty good position to finish the final two plus months of the year with his usual numbers. Hopefully this isn’t “just a different year”, and Tex can live up up to his annual numbers.