Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Astros won't be bringing Tejada back

According to Alyson Footer, the Astros won't be signing Miguel Tejada. The sticking point?

Ed talked to Tejada's agent today. Ed is certain a deal will not be done. Length of contract is the sticking point.

And from McTaggart:
"I'm not optimistic we're going to be able to get anything done on Miggy. We love him death and everything he's brought to the organization, but I don't necessarily see a common ground."

Wade said the sticking point is length of terms of the contract. Tejada made about $14 million last season, but the Astros told him he'd had to have a large pay cut and play third base if he was going to return for a third season in Houston. That return now seems very unlikely.