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Old 14 Dec 2003, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NEW ORLEANS -- Trying to keep afloat in baseball's best division, the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday signed free agent shortstop Miguel Tejada.


ESPN.com's Peter Gammons reports that Tejada has agreed to a six-year $54 million contract with the Orioles. With incentives, the former Oakland A's star could potentially make $65 over the life of the deal.


"Miguel continues the tradition of great Orioles shortstops. The cornerstone of the Orioles through the years has been our shortstops, and he certainly fits in that mold," Orioles vice president Mike Flanagan told the Associated Press.


The Orioles still have more money to spend, and they have shown interest in free agents Vladimir Guerrero, Ivan Rodriguez and Javy Lopez.


"We have other players that are big players that we want to add to the club," executive vice president Jim Beattie said. "This is a signal - one of the things we can do to show players that the Orioles are ready to contend, hopefully quickly."


Tejada, 27, earned AL MVP honors in 2002 when he hit .308 with 34 home runs and 131 RBIs in 2002 to help the A's win 103 games and the AL West. But last year he slumped to a .278 average with 27 homers and 106 RBIs, striking out 65 times and drawing 53 walks.


"How many chances do you get to add an MVP-caliber player to your club who wants to be there for a long time?" new Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli said.


The Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers had also expressed interest in Tejada. But Baltimore saw him as a key to improving its lot in the AL East, where it has finished next-to-last for six consecutive years, trailing the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.


Boston and New York have each made major moves this winter, and the Blue Jays have made several smaller moves to improve their pitching.


"You can't play dumb to the surroundings of what's going on around you," Mazzilli said. "But we have to think about our team."


The Orioles finished with just 71 wins in 2003 and were 30 games behind the AL East Division champion New York Yankees and 24 games in back of the wild card winning Boston Red Sox -- another division rival. With Toronto and Tampa Bay also addressing key needs this offseason, Baltimore was in danger of falling to the bottom of baseball's deepest division.


Tejada made $5 million last season and $3.65 million in 2002.

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Great pickup by the O's. It will be intresting if they do end up signing Vladdy and Pudge. If they do they could be right up there with the Yanks and BoSox. But I still think there pitching is weak.
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Yeah that was a nice move signing him.

That'll defiantly help them out.
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I'm a bit surprised by this. I figured that he was going to sign with the Mariners. I don't think that after spending the money on Tejada that they'll have the money for pudge and or vlad, let alone both. Pudge wants 4 years at 40 mil, and no team is going to shell that out for a catcher.
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From what I was reading on espn, they said that the O's had 120M of contracts they wanted to give out.
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Yeah but once those contracts are up, you're going to have the same thing you did about 10 years ago in baltimore when they had rafeal palmero, albet belle, and all the all stars. A bunch of big names who can't get the job done and the teams blows all their money and makes none during the season, causing them to have a firesale. It's happened before and it's going to happen again if that's the route the O's go.
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From what I was reading on espn, they said that the O's had 120M of contracts they wanted to give out.

Yeah but considering Tejada signed a 6 year deal worth 72 million, that's not going to leave much left for vlad and pudge. Pudge wants 4 years at 40 million, and Vlad is going to demand more then a 45 million dollar contract no matter where he goes. Signing Tejada about killed their shopping spree, and adding one player to an otherwise shitty team isn't going to do much for improvement.
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