No Traction On Miguel Tejada-Cardinals Deal

THURSDAY: The Cardinals contacted the Orioles about Tejada, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but there was "no traction" for a trade.

WEDNESDAY: The Cardinals are interested in Miguel Tejada, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Regular third baseman David Freese is on the disabled list with ankle and toe injuries, so Tejada could see time at the hot corner. The Cards have had below-average offensive production from the left side of the infield this year, which presumably contributes to their interest.

Tejada is drawing lukewarm interest from the Yanks, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. The former AL MVP is Philadelphia’s top infield target, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark and the Padres are interested in the longtime shortstop, too.

The 36-year-old makes $6MM this season (about $2.3MM remains) and he projects as a Type B free agent, though he's close to Type A status. That likely won't matter, since Tejada is hitting .271/.309/.364 and an arbitration offer seems unlikely.


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26 Comments on "No Traction On Miguel Tejada-Cardinals Deal"


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The_BiRDS
4 years 11 months ago

I think the focus for the Cardinals should be pitching… a solid number 3 guy would be the key to push the BiRDS over that edge and get them not only in the playoffs but deep into the playoffs as well. We just add a Miggy its going to end up like the DeRosa situation.. All though DeRosa was great for the Cards, the deal just didnt help all that much and was unnecessary.. We have like 4 people who can play short and Freese is going to come back. Im willing to believe that Penny is done for the season and if Loshe does come back he wont be that big of an addition.

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RBomb2844
4 years 11 months ago

The Cards have been interested in Miggy for a long time but they should look for someone who is a little less expensive. I’m not sure how they are in on all these trade talks: Oswalt, Haren, Miggy. I was under the impression that money was somewhat tight, having Holliday’s big deal and worrying about resigning Pujols, Carpenter, and retaining Wainwright. Can they afford a big trade?

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Triteon
4 years 11 months ago

Gawd, just another Mitchell Report All-Star. I remember the days when the Cards ran druggies out of town.

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mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 11 months ago

Uh, no. They have welcomed the druggies with open arms. First base coach, hitting coach, manager, pitchers, third baseman, outfielders. About a dozen I can think of.

In the ’80’s they did. That was a long time ago.

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Triteon
4 years 11 months ago

Yes, in the brewery days we dumped Lonnie Smith, Keith Hernandez, Darrell Porter and others…that’s exactly what I’m talking about.

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timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 11 months ago

sure, and now you just invite them to be your hitting coach. STL is no better than any other franchise in that winning is really the bottom line.

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Triteon
4 years 11 months ago

Yeah, bringing McGwire on board was thrilling. Same with Ryan Franklin and Glaus the last couple years. But at least the Cards, unlike the rams, don’t have a murderer on the team. I liked it better when the brewery still owned the Cards; Augie Busch didn’t put up with much.

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Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

Augie also ran the team into the ground and we were perrennial losers for a long time.

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Triteon
4 years 11 months ago

All teams go through boom and bust years. Yes, after the ’87 series and following Gussie’s death the team headed straight downhill…no one who cared was at the helm, and the brewery wasn’t going to buy Joe Torre a team as Steinbrenner eventually would.

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timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 11 months ago

sure, and now you just invite them to be your hitting coach. STL is no better than any other franchise in that winning is really the bottom line.

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4 years 11 months ago

I’m getting really angry again at this team. This is getting hard to watch.

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chucktb
4 years 11 months ago

Tejada has been the worst 3B in baseball this year. If the Cards trade for him, my brain will explode!!

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4 years 11 months ago

They need to get interested in Stephen Drew.

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PujolsHollidayWestbrook
4 years 11 months ago

I’ve saying for awhile that I would love to see a Stephen Drew and Edwin Jackson to STL trade. I would suggest for MLB ready or close to it, talent. Brenden Ryan or Tyler Greene, Allen Craig, Jason Motte or Mitchell Boggs, Lance Lynn, and Daryl Jones. Any thoughts?

I heard on the radio today though, that Joe Strauss from the STL Post-Dispatch said that he would consider trading Colby Rasmus for Drew straight up. He implied that the Cardinals are divided on Colby’s future in St. Louis, citing that he may not be coachable. I don’t know about this. Any thoughts?

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4 years 11 months ago

I’m a big Stephen Drew fan. He hustles, hits the ball very well with some pop. I could be wrong but when I see him play he doesn’t always have the best plate discipline. But that’s a small sample and I could have just seen some bad games from him. I would not like to see Ryan, Motte, or Lynn go. I don’t know where Jones would play otherwise I wouldn’t want him to go either.

Now your second point, if they trade Colby, I will be irate. Great centerfielder with good speed and power. Beginning of this year he was even at the top of the league in walks. His dad needs to shut up already. Stop coaching your 23 year old son for crying out loud. Let St. Louis and their amazing coaching staff coach Colby into an All-Star. Plus, as great as Stephen is, I don’t see that being a fair trade one for one.

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cardsfanatik
4 years 11 months ago

why have they not mentioned him. I thought I read that he was available? Is he or no. He would certainly be a huge upgrade to Ryan.

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InTheKZone
4 years 11 months ago

I second that!

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crashcameron
4 years 11 months ago

EE has made some unbelievable highlight plays recently (really unbeliavable considering it’s him!) but they may be a mirage.
Miggy, though obviously not his former self, has proven a clutch guy through out his career

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4 years 11 months ago

Doesn’t this guy usually rake in the second half of every season?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I really think the Padres are the team here. He would obviously be a good fit for plenty of teams, but with his shotty d at 3B, I’d rather have Adrian Gonzalez attempt to pick the ball out of the dirt than Albert Pujols. Plus, with his power declining, Miggy would fit much better in spacious Petco because of Miggy’s doubles and gap-to-gap abilty although Busch isn’t exactly a hitters ballpark. The only thing, the Padres are an on-base and fast team…he really doesn’t fit the bill in that perspective.

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Taskmaster75
4 years 11 months ago

Pujols isn’t exactly a bad defender, and according to UZR, he’s been just as good if not better than Adrian Gonzalez over his career.

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InTheKZone
4 years 11 months ago

Pujols career fielding percentage at first: .994
Gonzalez career fielding percentage at first: .995

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Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

just horrible.

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grant77
4 years 11 months ago

Wouldn’t Edwin Encarnacion be a much better and cheaper option?

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4 years 11 months ago

Cheaper yes. Better … I don’t know about that. This kid has been a huge bust. He and Andy Marte should hang out and talk about how “talented” they were and how young they once were.

Earlier a reader posted that Miguel Tejada was the worst 3rd basemen in baseball. If Encarncion plays on any given day, he has a chance to be that guy. The worst player at his position.

Look up some of his defense numbers and his swing thru percentage. This kid career is near an end.

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4 years 11 months ago

Cheaper yes. Better … I don’t know about that. This kid has been a huge bust. He and Andy Marte should hang out and talk about how “talented” they were and how young they once were.

Earlier a reader posted that Miguel Tejada was the worst 3rd basemen in baseball. If Encarncion plays on any given day, he has a chance to be that guy. The worst player at his position.

Look up some of his defense numbers and his swing thru percentage. This kid career is near an end.