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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Cardinals Looking At Tejada

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I was a bit surprised to read that the Cardinals might be interested in obtaining Miguel Tejada.

“Tejada fits the profile of what the Cardinals are seeking — an offensive deterrent capable of playing multiple positions. The Astros are experiencing financial problems and could part with a player owed $13 million this season. Tejada entered Wednesday leading the NL in batting with a .357 average and 21 doubles. He ranked third in the league with a .354 average against righthanded pitching.”

The Cards have been in an offensive funk of late, but as pointed out in the article, they are still out-hitting the Cubs. Tejada would be an upgrade over either Greene the Cards have at short. Perhaps they are already tired of Khalil, who wasn’t hitting and also had 7 errors in just 29 games before getting hurt. Tejada could play any infield position for the Cards.

They also got some good news regarding slugger Troy Glaus:

“It was encouraging news,” said GM John Mozeliak. “He’s getting his strength back. He’s been cleared to start his throwing program, which will progress into a hitting program probably in the next week or so. The timetable is still quite unknown. It’s probably going to be somewhere between the All-Star Game and August 1 if he were to return.”

Should the heart of their lineup be Pujols, Glaus, Ludwick and Tejada, National League teams should be very concerned.

  • http://pastortony.wordpress.com Tony Foeller

    Hey Z-

    First I’ve heard of any Tejada trade talk. And I call myself a fan!

    Any news about what the Cards might offer for him?

  • dhaab

    I don’t think this will happen. Drayton Mclane won’t deal someone like that to a division rival. Plus, Dewitt (the Cardinals owner) has been notoriously cheap over the past 3 years and they’d be taking on a pretty big contract for the rest of this season. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • http://zonersports.com Zoner

    Tony not sure who has been mentioned as going back to the Stros. And D, I would imagine the Astros would end up eating some of that money if they truly want to trade him. I think McLane cares more about $$$ than trading a player to a division rival.

  • dhaab

    Do you know much about McLane? I’ve read and heard some stories. He’s definitely not normal. Money is important to him, but he’s REALLY competitive. We’ll see.

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