Saturday, January 23, 2010

At least it's not the Cardinals

The Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck is reporting Miguel Tejada has signed with the Orioles, where he'll move to third base, shifting Garrett Atkins to first base.

I don't think the Astros weren't ever not interested in Tejada, but they were not interested in his price tag. It'll be interesting to see what he signed for.

UPDATE: SI's Jon Heyman says it's a one-year $6m deal with performance bonuses. This is approximately $1.5m more than what Ed Wade just gave to Pedro Feliz, but I don't care. I'm kind of glad Tejada is officially gone as the idea of bringing him back, just to screw over Tommy Manzella, had never left the back of my mind. Feliz is a true third baseman, and while it blocks Chris Johnson for another year, it opens up SS1 for Manzella.

Now just to get Matsui off the books...