December 11, 2005

Hidden: BoSox trying to trade Manny to O's for Tejada: The Boston Red Sox are trying to compromise a deal to trade Manny Ramirez for the Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Tejada.

posted by nort_12345 to baseball at 06:57 PM - 5 comments

i think that the red socks would be even better with Tejada, they get more leadership, defencive skills, and heart. They do lose some offence but with more people on base in boston Tejada will do better.

posted by NickNoodle at 07:06 PM on December 11, 2005

oviosly better for the red sox but orioles dont wanna get rid of tejada we will see

posted by barry from h-town at 07:13 PM on December 11, 2005

I thought the orioles wanted to win NOW! Say it ain't so. Get Manny for nothing; keep Tejada for career. No one is going to do that trade; unless it doesn't involve Miguel. Say bye-bye to Baltimore GM, if he should pull the trigger. I know they want to get away from last year's season of I have never done steroids{period}. Question: Did he shoot him in the ass? Should they trade Tejada, I think this will answer what the owners beleive. 007Running1st

posted by 007Running1st at 07:16 PM on December 11, 2005

Manny vs. Tejada Manny (33 years old) 2005 stats- 165 hits, 45 homers, 144 RBI's, 119 SO's, .388 OBP, .292 AVG roughly $19M/y Tejada (29 years old) 2005 stats- 199 hits, 26 homers, 98 RBI's, 83 SO, .349 OBP, .304 AVG roughly $12-13M/y Tejada is the better deal because the BoSox need a shortstop and Tejada is very good on "D" while Manny can barely catch a fly ball. Tejada is also 4 years younger and about $7-8M less per year.

posted by nort_12345 at 07:26 PM on December 11, 2005

130 RBI's average per year for the last 8 years. Sorry... why would you trade that guy, for the "How dare he make that gesture!" moralist who tiraded against Derek Lowe's fist pump as somehow classless and an insult to his children... while at the same time being caught on camera spewing profanities like a sailor during the same series. Tejada is a low-class shitty guy. Blech. Don't give me some crap about "leadership" or god forbid "heart": that's how losing teams build their rosters. The Sox should only make this deal if it makes their team noticeably better. They just got rid of a decent shortstop, why would they go trading away the franchise RBI guy away and half of their terrifying 3-4 punch in the lineup for another shortstop with emotional issues? If they were worried about SS defense, they wouldn't have gotten rid of Renteria. Tejada's very good- better than that loser Jeter, for example- but you don't trade a Ramirez for him. That's crazy talk, and I hope this trigger doesn't get pulled. Ramirez-Ortiz is too valuable, and that's not where the problems lay for the Sox. The Sox lost too much starting pitching from 2004 to 2005, that's what their problem was.

posted by hincandenza at 08:25 PM on December 11, 2005

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