Cubs Interest In Tejada Confirmed

A couple of different sources are confirming the Cubs’ interest in Miguel Tejada.

According to an emailer, David Kaplan of WGN Radio spoke with two sources close to Miguel Tejada.  The sources told Kaplan early Friday that Tejada would love to play for the Cubs and would welcome a trade.  The Tribune Company owns both WGN and the Cubs.

Several other emailers mentioned a Bruce Levine report on ESPN Radio 1000.  According to Levine, there is major interest in Tejada by the Cubs and Jim Hendry has had talks with the Orioles front office already.  John Stockstill is currently the Orioles’ director of pro scouting, and formerly had the same role with the Cubs.  Interestingly, that same Baltimore Sun article from December 7th has a headline called "Tejada Energized" and mentions that Tejada is "excited" about the 2006 season.

The two teams worked amicably on a blockbuster trade last winter, when the Cubs sent Sammy Sosa to the Orioles for Jerry Hairston and some prospects.  If you’re looking for possible scenarios for a Cubs-Orioles Tejada trade, you can browse some of the 144 comments on the first post on this topic.  In my opinion, Felix Pie and Rich Hill would both have to be a component of any deal.   

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