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Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:45 am
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By Matt Snyder

Could Miguel Tejada fill the Oakland Athletics now-gaping hole at third base? If he gets his way, he will.

“Tell [A's general manager] Billy [Beane] to give me a call,” Tejada told A's reporter Susan Slusser (SFGate.com). “I don’t want big money. I just want to play.”

Earlier this week, the A's learned that third baseman Scott Sizemore tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2012 season. In his stead, the A's are searching for a replacement from the lackluster trio of Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard. But would Tejada even be an upgrade?

He is 37 and hit just .239/.270/.326 last season for the Giants. After 15 seasons, he appears to not have much left.

Still, Tejada wants a shot to come full circle with the organization that brought him to America.

“I would love it,” he said to Slusser (SFGate.com). “I have always loved the A’s. That’s the organization that gave me a chance when I was a little kid in the Dominican. They opened all the doors for me. … That’s my family.”

Tejada played for the A's for parts of seven seasons, winning the 2002 AL MVP as their shortstop.

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Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

C'mon now you pick your choice from this group Josh Donaldson Adam Rosales & Eric Sogard really Tejada could still produce what they all could with the protection of Cespedes & Man Ram maybe im giving him too much credit but i still think he can hit you about

.250 - 10-12 HR's and 50-60 RBI's



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

Miguel Tejada and his steroids would provide a productive 50 games before the eventual suspension
Far as I know Tejada has never failed a drug test, so it be very unlikely that would get a suspension. There a better chance that Manny get a suspension for steroids then Tejada



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:04 pm
 

Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

If he'll play for a minor league contract, why not take a shot with him? He likely won't be any worse than the 3 in house candidates, and if it's a minor league deal, just cut him if he's not working out.
  
I agree that Tejada is worth taking a chance on, Tejada would know up front that he have to earn a roster spot.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

I'd say honestly between Tejada and Sizemore the production will be about the same no knock on Sizemore but hey if Tejada sings for 500K then sweet



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:02 am
 

Miguel Tejada & his HGH wants A's third base job

Miguel Tejada and his steroids would provide a productive 50 games before the eventual suspension



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:57 am
 

Miguel Tejada wants shot at A's third base job

If he'll play for a minor league contract, why not take a shot with him? He likely won't be any worse than the 3 in house candidates, and if it's a minor league deal, just cut him if he's not working out. 

The A's already signed Man-Ram, so this moves seems like genius when compared.  


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