Teixeira is batting .198/.287/.340 on the season, which represents the worst full season of his career. He is, however, batting .220/.350/.440 since the All-Star break, largely on the strength of his incredible three games against the Mets (3 for 7 with 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, and just 1 K). This is unexpected, to say the least, as Teixeira is only 36, and was incredibly useful less than a year ago. In fact, heading into the season there was some talk of him being extended the qualifying offer if he had another strong season.
Such is baseball, I suppose.