View Full Version : Tejada for sale
02-05-2003, 12:12 PM
Ray Ratto is reporting this morning that Miguel Tejada has already set his asking price and the A's have already opted out. Here is the article:
02-05-2003, 12:24 PM
He'll be a Met after this season.
02-05-2003, 12:26 PM
You have to admit for a guy with career pedestrian stats (other than the MVP award that ESPN shilled for him) he isn't bashful about asking for what he wants.
Nine to eleven years (he will be 27 in May) for a range of $75M to $100M. The per annum is high but not ridiculously so if he performs at the rate of the last two years, but the length is absurd.
02-05-2003, 12:29 PM
After looking at his stats, they don't match the hype. He's good, very good for a shortstop, but he's not 100 million good. I would expect some more good years like the last 3, but 9-11 years no, maybe 5-6 year deal.
02-05-2003, 12:37 PM
I remember a few years back, Tejada was offered a contract, his agent said it was not enough, and Tejada fired the agent and signed the deal on his own - saying something like he said it was a fair offer and more money than he ever dreamed.
Amazing what an MVP Award and a little time can do...........
I still think this is speculation by Ratto - -
BTW, is that really Ratto's picture?
02-05-2003, 12:47 PM
This guy will be another test of this supposed New Economy in baseball. He's not worth that kind of contract (the length, especially -- and that says a lot given the $$$).
9-11 years??? Are we ever going to see a contract like that in the near-to-medium term? Don't think so.
02-05-2003, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Max Power
BTW, is that really Ratto's picture? you don't like the Sleepy Hitler look?
02-05-2003, 08:03 PM
It's going to be a hard reality for some of these guys.
A-Rod is probably the celing for a while...in dollars and years.
Charlie O was right - the owners should have insisted on year to year contracts instead of this multi-year stuff.
02-06-2003, 08:57 AM
...poisoned the market, in a way[thereby the animus between George III and him} it would be rotten for Tejada to have to leave oakland so soon...
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