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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada says he has deal with Royals

Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada has reached a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals and says he is ready to return to the majors.

The 38-year-old infielder got a one-year contract that will be worth $1.1 million if he makes the big leagues. There is an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.

The six-time All-Star last played in the majors in 2011 with San Francisco, hitting .239 with four home runs and 26 RBIs in 91 games.

“I’m very pleased with this. The contract with the Royals is a done deal,” Tejada told The Associated Press. ” I’m going to try to help this team and their younger players. I’m so happy because this is what I was aiming for, a chance to get back to the majors.”

Thanks to Carlos.

Repoz Posted: January 01, 2013 at 08:02 AM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 01, 2013 at 09:34 AM (#4335809)
organizations should not do obviously pointless things that serve nothing.
   2. donlock Posted: January 01, 2013 at 10:00 AM (#4335821)
Won't this push back Miggy's entering the Hall of Fame for five more years?
   3. Greg K Posted: January 01, 2013 at 10:10 AM (#4335822)
I was surprised to see earlier this off-season that Tejada played in the minors for the Orioles in 2012.
   4. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: January 01, 2013 at 10:11 AM (#4335823)
I guess Rey Sanchez wouldn't return Dayton's calls.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 01, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4335838)
The Royals have also signed Endy Chavez. What year is it again?
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 01, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4336241)
Well, he's no Yuniesky Betancourt ...

OK, maybe by now he is.

While likely pointless, there's no harm in this. It's just an NRI.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: January 01, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4336260)
I was surprised to see earlier this off-season that Tejada played in the minors for the Orioles in 2012.
Considering he's made over $95 million in his career, I guess you have to give him a lot of credit for loving the game, that he would be willing to do that. (Well, either that or complete financial irresponsibility, I suppose.)
   8. Srul Itza At Home Posted: January 01, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4336307)
organizations should not do obviously pointless things that serve nothing.


Wouldn't that spell the end of government as we know it?
   9. Dan Posted: January 01, 2013 at 07:00 PM (#4336359)
   10. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 01, 2013 at 07:03 PM (#4336361)
srul

the royals and the federal govt do have a lot in common

i doubt this comforts royal fans

   11. Curse of the Andino Posted: January 01, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4336454)
I was surprised to see earlier this off-season that Tejada played in the minors for the Orioles in 2012.


O's had a gaping hole at 3B for much of the summer, until they finally brought up Machado. Duquette was constantly scraping through the minors for an alternative. Tejada was just one possibility.
   12. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: January 01, 2013 at 11:42 PM (#4336609)
organizations should not do obviously pointless things that serve nothing.

Wouldn't that spell the end of government as we know it?


I think you mean private enterprise. How many brands of toilet paper are there?
   13. Walt Davis Posted: January 02, 2013 at 01:45 AM (#4336660)
Except that the Royals have told Tejada he'll be on the major league team as second baseman or utility player.

Whoa! That's in that crazy alien language that Sammy Sosa speaks! It might as well be sanskrit!
   14. Swedish Chef Posted: January 02, 2013 at 06:19 AM (#4336677)
I think you mean private enterprise. How many brands of toilet paper are there?

Having a choice of toilet paper brand is not only not obviously pointless, it gets at the essence of what markets do well. Just imagine a world with a single toilet paper supplier.
   15. Bruce Chen's Huge Panamanian Robot Posted: January 02, 2013 at 06:54 AM (#4336679)
Won't this push back Miggy's entering the Hall of Fame for five more years?


No. He can visit any time he wants.
   16. Bitter Mouse Posted: January 02, 2013 at 08:12 AM (#4336699)
the royals and the federal govt do have a lot in common


Hey now take your government toilet talk to the Politics thread :)
   17. JJ1986 Posted: January 02, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4336737)
Except that the Royals have told Tejada he'll be on the major league team as second baseman or utility player.


Also known as the Yuniesky Betancourt Legacy Role.
   18. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 02, 2013 at 09:18 AM (#4336745)
Also known as the Yuniesky Betancourt Legacy Role.

I believe Angel Berroa has dibs on that honor, or even Carlos Febles.
   19. stanmvp48 Posted: January 02, 2013 at 10:13 AM (#4336779)
I always thought that was a shitty MVP selection.
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 02, 2013 at 10:46 AM (#4336806)
Not a big surprise that Dayton Moore signs "Mr. Swings-at-Everything"
   21. NattyBoh Posted: January 02, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4336819)
And somewhere Jose Offerman's eyes light up with hope...
   22. Eric Ferguson Posted: January 02, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4336859)
"Says" he has a deal with the Royals? Why would someone lie about that?
   23. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: January 02, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4336869)
Mock all you want, but Miggy was one of my favorite A's ever. He was a fun player to root for and he had a great career. He just seems to love playing ball so I wouldn't be surprised to see him popping up on semi-pro teams playing for free when the Royals get around to cutting him.
   24. BDC Posted: January 02, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4336948)
Oh what the heck, some comps for Tejada. Centered on him in terms of PAs and OPS+, middle infielders ranked by WAR Fielding Runs:

Player            Rfield   PA OPS+  SB      Pos
Bill Dahlen          126 9151  108 467 
*6/54879
Pee Wee Reese        117 9470   99 232      
*65
Willie Randolph      114 9461  104 271    
*4/D5
Alan Trammell         75 9376  110 236 
*6/D5478
Ryne Sandberg         60 9282  114 344   
*45/6D
Billy Herman          55 8639  112  67    
*4/53
Tony Fernandez        31 8793  101 246   
*654/D
Joe Cronin            28 8840  119  87  
*6/5347
Barry Larkin          18 9057  116 379    
*6/4D
Miguel Tejada        
-47 9038  109  84   *65/D4 


Aside from Fernandez, every other close comp by batting, career length, and position is in the HOF or HOM or both. Tejada's problems making either Hall will come from a relative lack of speed & defensive ability. (Though I wonder if he was really that bad at SS; he didn't play an inning anywhere else till he was 36 and slow and terrible; aside from Derek Jeter, playing incessantly at one position often means you're good at it. He looked pretty good, but his range was evidently Jeterian.)

Well, there's also the B12 thing. And the MVP he mightn't have really deserved. But heck, he had a different season where he drove in 150 freaking runs. He was quite a ballplayer.
   25. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 02, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4337032)
Though many believe he didn't deserve the MVP for that season, I bet he'll eventually get a lot of 'intangible' type credit (a la the Morris case) for the 20-game streak.
   26. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: January 02, 2013 at 01:47 PM (#4337040)
Though many believe he didn't deserve the MVP for that season, I bet he'll eventually get a lot of 'intangible' type credit (a la the Morris case) for the 20-game streak.

Yeah, he had the best narrative that year but he clearly wasn't the MVP. He was kind of lovable with the A's, too, which gets forgotten with everything that happened re: steroids and birth certificates later, so I think the writers wanted to vote for him rather than for guys who seemed vastly more douche-tastic like A-Rod, Giambi or Ramirez.
   27. zonk Posted: January 02, 2013 at 01:53 PM (#4337044)
Mock all you want, but Miggy was one of my favorite A's ever. He was a fun player to root for and he had a great career. He just seems to love playing ball so I wouldn't be surprised to see him popping up on semi-pro teams playing for free when the Royals get around to cutting him.


He definitely had his moments... I remember the Best ASG Chatter Ever Thread™ and the story of the late thread, had it none been for Uggla having the worst inning in the history of innings, I think Tejeda's energy level would have been the story... Old and slow though he might have been, he was definitely hustling in the field.

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