Miguel Tejada Hopes To Return To Athletics

"Tell Billy to give me a call," free agent infielder Miguel Tejada implored Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, campaigning for a job with his old team.  Aware of third baseman's Scott Sizemore's season-ending injury, Tejada said he'd love to return to the A's and he doesn't want big money.  Tejada began his career with the A's, winning an MVP award with them in 2002.

Tejada told Slusser he wasn't happy in San Francisco last year, where he posted a .239/.270/.326 line in 343 plate appearances before being cut loose.  The infielder feels he can still play, and friend Yoenis Cespedes would benefit from his presence.  Cespedes is likely to arrive in to A's camp in Phoenix this weekend, reports Slusser.

Slusser considers a even a minor league deal with the A's a longshot for Tejada.  The A's are giving Josh Donaldson a chance to replace Sizemore this year.


29 Responses to Miguel Tejada Hopes To Return To Athletics Leave a Reply

  1. Well that’s not a bad 1.2.3 for the A’s considering. 

  2. Eduardo Medina 3 years ago

    Sure, Why not?

  3. rundmc1981 3 years ago

    He’s just upset he was almost completely panned in “Moneyball”…as he should be. Wonder how Tim Hudson and Barry Zito feel.

    • Yeah the movie failed to acknowledge that the A’s had Hudson, Mulder, Zito, Chavez and Tejada on the roster. That was my main issue with the movie. They made it seem like the A’s were the equivalent of the 2011 Orioles. 

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        ” They made it seem like the A’s were the equivalent of the 2011 Orioles.”

        What were you expecting from Hollywood? The truth or anything resembling it? All you will get, or have gotten from the theater the last 30 years is some perversion of a screenwriters “want” of what the truth is, or should have been..

        • Obviously it wasnt going to be a documentary. I was expecting the truth to be stretched. But it was just hard to watch the movie knowing that the A’s were actually a pretty good team. 

      • That’s funny because as an O’s fan it seems as if Dan Douquette can make the 2012 O’s into the 2002 A’s. Except DD too along with hollywood missed the part about Miggy and and the big 3.

        • redsx968 3 years ago

          Sorry but in the AL East with the big three and a solid Blue Jays team, you guys are in the cellar. By a longshot.

        • BrettLawrieBiggestFan 3 years ago

           Good Luck winning 90 gams when you face the jays/rays/Sox/yanks 60 times a season

  4. Tirameenlasbolas 3 years ago

    He could have a resurgence in Oakland if he can get a hold of the same “pharmacist” he had when he was there before.

  5. Lastings 3 years ago

    Beane definitely likes the juice, and it’s not apple juice. First Manny; now maybe Tejada. Just coax Clemens out of retirement and you’re set.

  6. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Other way around.. Tejada should be phoning beane and begging for a job. There a organizations with young kids even available with the upside of 37(?) YO players on the severe downhill grade of their careers.

    Beane can pick up a filler and get some young kid and not deal with tejada’s baggage. This might be a phone call he chooses not to make.

    • BradyAnderson 3 years ago

      Baggage? This isnt Manny. Tejada is known for his funny, easy going antics and uplifting clubhouse personality.

  7. Iconoclast17 3 years ago

    I doubt Miggy returns to the A’s, because it will remind everybody, once again, that Beane blew it big-time by choosing the porcelain doll, Eric Chavez over Tejada in the first place.

  8. ColonelTom 3 years ago

    Tejada’s line-drive # the last 4 years:

    23.4%, 20.3%, 19.2%, 13.3%

    That’s a guy who can’t square up pitches anymore.  He’s toast.  The A’s are better off giving someone already in the organization a shot.

    • formerdraftpick 3 years ago

      Well…if he keeps on declining, he’ll be at 10%.  My coach always told me, give it another 10%!  It’s that extra 10% that makes the most of things.  I had no idea all I had to give it was a Tejeda type of effort.

    • Whole_New_World 3 years ago

       That line drive stat really tells the story.

      Tejada is now pretty much a coach, not an MLB player.

  9. Robert Slye Jr. 3 years ago

    Thanks for the memories Miggy, but no thanks…

  10. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Juicers, unite.

  11. Let_Timmy_Smoke 3 years ago

    A’s should go after Jorge “El Chato” Vasquez from the Yanks, give him a shot at the 3b job, now that the Yanks signed Chavez to back-up A-Rod.  Would probably cost next to nothing.

  12. jaryl612 3 years ago

    Miguel Tejada hit a walk-off fly ball on ring ceremony night last year.  Should have been caught.  That was his peak, it was all downhill from there.

  13. JMBY88 3 years ago

    Beane hated Tejada back then because he loves walks and OBP. Tejada said, “you don’t walk off the island.” The guy swings at everything and if he’s declining in line drives, what’s the point at all?

  14. Tony DiQuattro 3 years ago

    Just talked to Billy, his comment was “lol no thanks”.

  15. It’s pretty simple. Tejada was cut from a team with the worst offense in baseball last season. And they didn’t even have a decent replacement when they did it! Every time he would ground out he’d just lope down to 1st base. There’s a reason why nobody’s interested, it’s because he sucks. Viva la steroid years!

  16. SFEvl1 3 years ago

    Ya he wasn’t happy in SF because HE WAS TERRIBLE.  Nice way to turn that around.

  17. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    I’m sorry I oppressed you.

  18. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    I’m sorry I oppressed you.

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