That's how Tex is described by a number of team execs. Apparently Boras is going to ask for 10 years and $200 million. Seriously. That's a lot for a player many consider to be a poor man's A-Rod:
He is diligent about staying in shape year-round, is durable and works hard on all facets of his game. But his detractors - and there are more than a few - say that, like A-Rod, Teixeira is an accumulator who feasts on bad pitching, does his best work when his team is way ahead or behind, and is a corporation unto himself who does not mesh seamlessly with the clubhouse culture. Essentially the overall numbers are better than the total package.
"The statistics will be there, but this is not a player who will make anyone else on the team better," said a former teammate of Teixeira's. "The numbers indicate an elite player, but if you watch him every day you will realize he is a very good player, not elite."
Might that former teammate be Chipper? Just a hunch. Whoever it is, their evaluation is dead on.