4. Veteran Leadership
Let’s just say Teixeira has been there, done that. A 13-year veteran, he is currently just trying to find himself out.
If he can take care of that, he can help find other people out. Veteran presence is vital on a team like the Yankees who contain some players that have contended before and some who have not.
With the respect that Tex earns from his teammates on a daily basis, he can be crucial in the clubhouse heading down the stretch. Given that the Yanks are likely to be in the postseason hunt, guys like him, Beltran, Brian McCann, and A-Rod take forefront with keeping ultimate perspective intact.