Cardinals Still Hot For Tejada

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Despite signing Cesar Izturis, the Cardinals still plan to explore a trade for Orioles infielder Miguel Tejada. The Orioles are desperately shopping Miguel Tejada because he is unhappy with the direction of the team, and could look to swap big contracts in a deal. The Cardinals have been the most interested in Tejada since the off season began, so I bet the Orioles would start with them. I'm sure the Cardinals would have to part with a low level prospect as well to land him because Rolen was not impressive after coming back from injury. Nonetheless, adding Tejada to your lineup and having him play third base will help that team. Tejada is set to make thirteen million for the next two seasons while Rolen is set to make twelve for the next three. However, where will they play Melvin Mora? Mora is also unhappy with the Orioles but has said he is practicing in the outfield and has played around the infield in years past. It is possible we could see them put Huff out in the outfield, move Mora to designated hitter, and sign David Eckstein to play shortstop while Rolen plays third. If this trade does happen, the Cardinals would still have money to go after a pitcher or two.


Anonymous 11:00 AM CST  

What's your source for this information?

Eli 11:19 AM CST  

agent with ties to tejada

Anonymous 11:35 AM CST  

This is just stupid, the o's are trading tejada as part of their rebuilding effort and want prospects... this trade would never happen.

Sports Guy 12:49 PM CST  

This trade makes zero sense for the Orioles unless Colby Rasmus is the minor leaguer and then they would be flipping Rolen elsewhere.

The Orioles are trying to get younger...The idea of trading for Rolen makes ZERO sense and no way McPhail would even consider it.

andrew 12:57 PM CST  

This makes no sense Orioles are getting younger... Why would they take back Rolen. It will never happen. The only trade would be for Rasmus !

crowz7 12:05 AM CST  

I agree. I dont see Rolen going to Baltimore for Tejada...But I could see maybe a package of youngsters getting shipped out with some cash. I think a package that has 2 or 3 of these guys, Anthony Reyes, Tyler Johnson, Brad Thompson, and some cash, along with some minor league prospects would happen before Rolen. I've heard Rolens name with the Brewers as of late in a trade for Capuano and Kevin Mench. I dont know if anyone has heard that or not? If that happened Cards could trade for Tejada with youngsters, and get a Starter for Rolen.