The 2012 season has not exactly been stellar for the New York Yankees, as we all are quite aware. With a few exceptions, the team has not played up to expectations.
The Yankees certainly are not having a terrible season, but they have not lived up to the hype that was generated during the offseason and in spring training.
Pitching has not been as strong as it should be, and again, with a few exceptions, hitting has not lived up to expectations.
Many players were signed to play for the Yankees with highly lucrative, mega contracts. Those players are expected to exceed and excel, but that has not happened with some of them.
Mark Teixeira had a phenomenal season with the Yankees in 2009, but he has struggled quite a bit since then. He hit an unfortunate slump early this season, but he showed the other day that he still has power and the skill to get the job done with two home runs and seven RBI.
He had a great game, but we have to wonder if he will build on that and become more consistent, or if he will slip back into his slump.
As fans become more disgruntled due to his inconsistent performance, questions arise regarding whether or not Teixeira still has what it takes to be a Yankee.
With the lack of performance and getting into hitting slumps, is Teixeira Brian Cashman's worst signing ever?
I don't believe so, and here are the reasons why.