Mark Teixeira may not hit for an extremely high average, but he's going to increase run production by one or two runs a game. Come playoff time, that's crucial. He draws so many walks compared to the other guys, and he'll get his fair share of XBH since pitchers will have to pitch to him. I can see the banner now: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim- 2008 World Series Champions! I just that rat Scott Boras isn't too demanding. I heard he wants 8 yrs, 160 mil.