Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Teixeira Threatens to Bunt
Teixeira, in an effort to raise his batting average to pre-Yankees levels and to fend off the shift that often neutralizes his pull-happy swing, is suggesting he will bunt more. Of course, with Teixeira's raw power, most of those bunts will reach the left field wall, good for a single considering Teixeira's raw speed. Maybe. Maybe a single. Here's the thing, when you run like you're on crutches, only the crutches broke and you broke your collar bone upon hitting the ground, bunting isn't really your friend. Neither is running. You more or less have to accept that 'light jog' is all evolution really designed you to do. Okay, 'lumbering jog', but still. If Teixeira wants to beat the shift, he may have to consider going the opposite way, which for Teixeira means walking instead of striking out or hitting into the shift. Good luck young-ish man.