Thursday, November 12, 2009

Let's hope Ed Wade reads the NY Daily News

The NY Daily News' Jesse Spector advises the Astros on an arbitration matter:

Leading the National League in doubles does not warrant an eight-figure salary, as Tejada is a shell of the player who drove in 150 runs in his first season with the Orioles at the beginning of his ill-fated six-year, $72 million contract. Over the course of that deal, he grounded into a ridiculous 161 double plays, leading his league four times (including each of the last two years in Houston), and while he had his best season since 2006, Tejada is 35 years old with declining power, worsening fielding ability (most hot stove chatter has teams interested in him as a third baseman, not a shortstop) and a checkered PED past.

2 comments:

Ryan Sides said...

I'm not saying Tejada is worth 8 figures by any means, but I just have to laugh when people say he shouldn't get money because he grounds into double plays. He grounds into double plays because he doesn't strike out much. It's a trade off. I'm sure for every rally-killing double play ball he's had, he's had a simple 6-3 to score a run because he didn't strike out. How hard is this to figure out?

The Constable. said...

That's a good point. And it's sparked my curiosity. Look for a new post soon...