Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Tejada tries to revive MLB career

I'd have to say that one of my favorite moments of the 2011 season came when the Giants front office released (DFAd) both Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand on the same day after both had been playing like garbage all year. Rowand had been whining about how he wasn't getting play and how much he loved the Chicago Bears. Tejada failed to run out a sacrifice bunt in late August in the 11th inning of a 5-4 loss to the Astros; Rowand then struck out.

Who knows what impact it had in the dugout but I think there were very few fans who didn't applaud

Miguel was so crappy last year in minors that he didn't make it back to the Show with the Orioles, who were trying damn near anyone. The Royals just signed him to a minor league deal.  

The Giants finished out the season at shortstop in 2011 with Orlando Cabrera, who was pretty awful too at age 36.He also hasn't been back to the bigs since. 

I guess we owe Miguel a bit of thanks -- Maybe the crappiness of the vet shortstops persuaded management that Brandon Crawford made a little more sense.He was a better player than Cabrera or Tejada in 2011 (0.5 WAR) and then racked up a 2.3 WAR last year.

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