The New York Yankees signed Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira to long-term, highly lucrative contracts. Earlier in their careers with the Yankees, they both had great success and proved to be worth the financial cost.
Plagued with injuries, Rodriguez began to slide into a lengthy downfall. After what appeared to be successful treatments for his hip and knee in Germany over the winter, he seemed to have regained his strength and stamina in spring training.
While he is not having a terrible 2012 season, Rodriguez has not lived up to the hype and promise that we all expected.
Teixeira began his Yankee career in 2009 with explosive success but quickly began to falter. The 2011 season was quite a disappointment, and we were all left to wonder what would happen in 2012.
Over the last couple of weeks, Teixeira has been on fire, but questions remain regarding whether or not he will be consistent.
They both were blessed with giant deals, but neither has lived up to expectations. One or two seasons of success doesn't cut it.
What can Rodriguez and Teixeira do to live up to their deals with the Yankees?