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Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:23 pm
 

Moving quickly to plug the hole in their infield, World Series champion San Francisco agreed to terms with shortstop Miguel Tejada on a one-year, $6.5 million deal Tuesday just hours after postseason hero Juan Uribe officially signed with the Dodgers.

Tejada's deal with the Giants, confirmed to CBSSports.com by a high-ranking baseball official, will not be formalized until after he passes a physical. Because the Padres did not offer Tejada arbitration, they will not receive a compensatory draft pick from the Giants. The deal was first reported by Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.

Part of what made Tejada attractive to the Giants, aside from the fact that he generally misses only a game or two a season, is that he can play both shortstop and third base. With serious questions surrounding Pablo Sandoval's ability to lose weight, the Giants could line up next year with Sandoval at third and Tejada at short ... or with Tejada at third and someone else at shortstop.

That someone else could be Tampa Bay's Jason Bartlett. Trade talks between the Giants and Rays are continuing even after the Giants reached an agreement with Tejada, according to multiple sources. One source described talks between the Giants and Rays as "fluid."

Tejada, 36, started last season at third base in Baltimore, then returned to his old position, shortstop, when the Padres acquired him in a trade just before the July 31 deadline. Overall in 2010, Tejada hit .269 with a .312 on-base percentage and a .381 slugging percentage with 15 homers and 71 RBI.

In 59 stretch-run games with San Diego, he batted .268 with eight homers and 32 RBI.

If Sandoval follows the workout regimen prescribed for him this winter and loses 15-to-20 pounds, he and Tejada likely will make up the left side of the San Francisco infield.

But a trade could change that, as could the presence of Mark DeRosa, who missed almost all of 2010 with a wrist injury. DeRosa can play multiple infield positions, including third base, and outfield. He could spell Sandoval at third.

Either way, Tejada currently is lined up to play short -- unless general manager Brian Sabean acquires a true shortstop over the next several weeks.

Comments

Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 3:45 am
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

Dude, you lost. Get over it!!!



Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 3:45 am
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

Dude, you lost. Get over it!!!



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2010 8:08 pm
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

"Perhaps i'm not making myself clear. I'm not bitter at all, i expected us to lose."

ok fair enough...but you have to stop with the 'ifs' because, IF we only assumed or guessed how outcomes would conclude, there would be no purpose in the action to begin with.

One last bone to pick.

I can't stand it when someone calls a team that wins "Over Acheivers." Should under acheive when they play and be content? or should they try and play to their potential. You need to change your perspective. Why not give them some credit. If the team that should have lost in the first round not even made the playoffs beat everyteam that had the potential to win the WS on their way there, then it was a little more than just luck and  over-acheivment.

Also, got hot at the right time? Isn't that was baseball is all about, giveing that extra push if you are in playoff contention? It's not like the Giants were coming from last place in the NL, they were in the top 5/4 NL teams pretty much all year. And as a "non bias" Braves fan you should encourage that type of fighting mentalitly. It's good for baseball, it's good for sports, it's good for the soul brotha!

Go Giants.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 5:53 pm
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

So in order to be a "championship" team you have to win the WS two years in a row? Interesting.

Also, shouldn't Hell have frozen over because the Giants won the WS THIS year?

I understand why Philly fans are bitter. They lost to the underdog, but Braves fans? lol. Even the most uneducated sports fan knew the Braves were going down. lol

Please don't ever delete your account because you make all of us who can't spell look intelligent.


Perhaps i'm not making myself clear. I'm not bitter at all, i expected us to lose. However what i'm saying is if we had our full lineup intact it would've been a different story considering we outpitched the Giants and 2 of the 3 losses were by 1 run(which was cause by Conrads no hands).



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2010 2:37 am
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

So in order to be a "championship" team you have to win the WS two years in a row? Interesting.

Also, shouldn't Hell have frozen over because the Giants won the WS THIS year?

I understand why Philly fans are bitter. They lost to the underdog, but Braves fans? lol. Even the most uneducated sports fan knew the Braves were going down. lol

Please don't ever delete your account because you make all of us who can't spell look intelligent.



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 12:01 am
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

Dude, can't you just let it go? LOL
You sound so bitter right now. It's always someone who's a fan of the  team that didn't make it. I can't lie, it feels good to have your team hated on. Just lets me know my team is doing a good job!  Cool 



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 9:41 pm
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

again...nice try Braves fan.

But all credability was thrown out the door when you said the Giants are not a championship caliber team...lol. I guess the Braves were right? wow, I've had this sports thing wrong for a long time now. To think I should have been admiring all the teams that didn't win the championship because the real champions were the ones who lost in the first round of the playoffs. lol.

you are digging a whole and your argument gets worse everytime.


First off, it's credibility. Please don't use big words if you can't spell them correctly. Secondly, If the Giants repeat(which won't happen unless hell freezes over) i'll personally delete my account and you'll never hear from me again. That's how much i know those over achievers won't be doing anything next year. Enjoy your season.



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:45 pm
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

again...nice try Braves fan.

But all credability was thrown out the door when you said the Giants are not a championship caliber team...lol. I guess the Braves were right? wow, I've had this sports thing wrong for a long time now. To think I should have been admiring all the teams that didn't win the championship because the real champions were the ones who lost in the first round of the playoffs. lol.

you are digging a whole and your argument gets worse everytime.



Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2010 4:39 pm
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

THE WORLD SERIES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS=

THE BEST PITCHING STAFF IN BASEBALL(ALL RETURNING)

THE BEST 2 OUT CLUTCH HITTING IN BASEBALL

BEAT LOWELL, HUDSON,DOC HALLIDAY, ROY OSWALT(IN THE LATE INNINGS) HAMEL,AND

BEAT THE "BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL"(NOT IN A SF UNIFORM) CLIFF LEE......HMMMMM... TWICE

SO LICK YOUR WOUNDS BRAVES FAN, KEEP UNDERESTIMATING THE GIANTS BECAUSE WINNING A WORLD SERIES MAKES YOU A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER TEAM. BUT YOU WOULDN'T REMEMBER THAT SINCE I WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL IN 1995. 

WELL, OASIS AND ALANIS MORRISETTE WERE POPULAR AND THERE WAS BARELY AN INTERNET, BUT DON'T FEEL BAD, IT WAS THE LAST TIME MY NINERS SAW A SUPER BOWL. GOOD LUCK TO THE FALCONS THIS YEAR. THEY REALLY DO LOOK GOOD!!! NO SARCASM, THEY DO.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 2:14 am
 

Giants agree to terms with Miguel Tejada

I also love how you talk big now. Few months ago you were sitting on your little girl hands acting "non bias" and giving your opinion. Guess what? The whole baseball fan community knows it, perhaps you should come to terms with it, the Giants world series was a fluke. I'm sorry if you don't want to accept that or not but it's the truth. Fact is they just got hot at the right time. That's what happens sometimes(see 2006 Cardinals). You can sit there and pound your chest all you like but the Giants are not a championship caliber team.


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