At some point today, during a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field in Atlanta, Teixeira likely will stand next to Delgado at first base, allowing Mets fans to imagine him manning that position next year. The way things have gone for Delgado at Shea Stadium for the past year and a half, a replacement as perfect as Teixeira is a Mets fan's dream.
Of course, it won't be that easy.
If a Yankees fan happens to be flipping channels today and comes across the Mets-Braves game, perhaps while Teixeira is showing off his sweet swing with a double into the gap, it won't be hard to imagine the Braves first baseman in pinstripes, tipping his cap at the new Yankee Stadium next April as the replacement for Jason Giambi.
I'm sure he'll come around this season, but given that Teixeira is hitting .247/.335/.411 for Atlanta right now, it's possible that many New York fans will be less than enthralled.