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the1tab
07-29-2008, 12:20 PM
from ESPN.com's Rumor Mill:

ESPN's Enrique Rojas writes that the Boston Red Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bos) and Houston Astros (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=hou) have had conversations about shortstop Miguel Tejada (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5888).


Rojas' sources indicate that the talks have just started. Tejada told ESPN in a phone interview, "I feel good in Houston, but I wouldn't be afraid to accept the challenge of playing in Boston."

I don't see Manny going to Texas...but what else would the Astros want from Boston to unload probably their best non-Berkman player? Coco? Don't they already have issues with 2/3rds of their OF being low-power defensive guys in Michael Bourne & Erstad platooning in CF and Hunter Pence in RF? I can very easily see why Boston would want Tejada, but I'm not sure who Houston would want in return that Boston would be willing to part with...

Thoughts?

kraut83
07-29-2008, 12:32 PM
They've got to be looking for pitching. Beyond Oswalt (just off the DL) and Wandy Rodriguez their rotation hasn't been very good.

CashMan
07-29-2008, 12:33 PM
from ESPN.com's Rumor Mill:

ESPN's Enrique Rojas writes that the Boston Red Sox (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=bos) and Houston Astros (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=hou) have had conversations about shortstop Miguel Tejada (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5888).


Rojas' sources indicate that the talks have just started. Tejada told ESPN in a phone interview, "I feel good in Houston, but I wouldn't be afraid to accept the challenge of playing in Boston."

I don't see Manny going to Texas...but what else would the Astros want from Boston to unload probably their best non-Berkman player? Coco? Don't they already have issues with 2/3rds of their OF being low-power defensive guys in Michael Bourne & Erstad platooning in CF and Hunter Pence in RF? I can very easily see why Boston would want Tejada, but I'm not sure who Houston would want in return that Boston would be willing to part with...

Thoughts?


I believe the updated report says, the Sawks want Doug Brocail.

skottyj242
07-29-2008, 12:37 PM
Would they do it just as a salary dump on Houston's part?

balke
07-29-2008, 12:40 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the Bosox were giving up on Buchholz.

CashMan
07-29-2008, 12:46 PM
Would they do it just as a salary dump on Houston's part?

Didn't they give up like all of their minor league system for a certain SS this year?

CHIsoxNation
07-29-2008, 12:49 PM
Rosenthal (http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/8389526/Astros-not-discussing-Tejada-with-Red-Sox?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=3498) says that the Astros have "had absolutely no dialogue about Miguel" with other teams.

the1tab
07-29-2008, 12:53 PM
Didn't they give up like all of their minor league system for a certain SS this year?

This is exactly why I'm wondering what this would do for their team... unload what's left of a mediocre system for an overpaid Mitchell Report guy only to rent him for 5 months and send him away for someone else's garbage??

russ99
07-29-2008, 01:15 PM
This is exactly why I'm wondering what this would do for their team... unload what's left of a mediocre system for an overpaid Mitchell Report guy only to rent him for 5 months and send him away for someone else's garbage??

No kidding.

Plus, I seriously doubt the Astros would do any kind of a salary dump now. I don't think they even have a AAA capable SS in their system. Maybe Loretta could play there? They'd need to get a quality MLB starter (not prospects) a backup SS and a decent outfielder in any deal for Tejada for it to make sense.

rocky biddle
07-29-2008, 01:33 PM
So, if this happens, would George Mitchell go back and erase Tejada's name from his report?

Sockinchisox
07-29-2008, 01:42 PM
They aren't interested in Tejada at all, they're looking at relievers.

Tragg
07-29-2008, 01:42 PM
The Astros gave up a lot of talent (foolishly) for Tejada. I can't imagine that Boston would come close to making them whole.

CashMan
07-29-2008, 01:47 PM
They aren't interested in Tejada at all, they're looking at relievers.

Scroll up a bit, I said they were interested in a RP.

RKMeibalane
07-29-2008, 02:53 PM
So, if this happens, would George Mitchell go back and erase Tejada's name from his report?

That should not be in teal. That's probably exactly what would happen.

russ99
07-29-2008, 04:39 PM
The Astros gave up a lot of talent (foolishly) for Tejada. I can't imagine that Boston would come close to making them whole.

Well, Tejada has had a pretty nice season, despite all the distractions. He made the all-star team too, despite the negative Mitchell vibe, so he's doing something right.

And the only guy the Astros gave up in that deal who could really turn out to burn them is Patton. Luke Scott's had a nice year too - balancing out Tejada's numbers, and Sarfate and Albers are not an upgrade over what the Astros have now. The other guy was a throw-in and might never make the majors.

I'd call the deal a draw right now, but I'd expect the O's to get an overall win due to Patton's development into a 2/3 starter a year or two down the line.

And the guy I blame for the state of the Astros farm system isn't Ed Wade, it's Tim Purpura.

palehozenychicty
07-29-2008, 04:54 PM
Well, Tejada has had a pretty nice season, despite all the distractions. He made the all-star team too, despite the negative Mitchell vibe, so he's doing something right.

And the only guy the Astros gave up in that deal who could really turn out to burn them is Patton. Luke Scott's had a nice year too - balancing out Tejada's numbers, and Sarfate and Albers are not an upgrade over what the Astros have now. The other guy was a throw-in and might never make the majors.

I'd call the deal a draw right now, but I'd expect the O's to get an overall win due to Patton's development into a 2/3 starter a year or two down the line.

And the guy I blame for the state of the Astros farm system isn't Ed Wade, it's Tim Purpura and Drayton MacLaine.

He makes Angelos look like a corpse.