Teixeira, a Baltimore-area favorite son who was acquired by the Braves from Texas a year ago to be the player to put them over the top, is highly available after Atlanta failed to take full advantage of his services in both the 2007 stretch run and through two-thirds of a season this year. There has been nothing wrong with Teixeira's output. Granted, his numbers were Hall of Fame-like last year compared to merely All-Star caliber this year but the 157-game total in Atlanta has been .295 with 37 home runs and 134 RBIs. Sounds pretty good to me. In addition, you could make the case that Teixeira, batting behind the now injured Chipper Jones, helped Jones get off to a scorching start this year when Chipper flirted with .400.