The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zriebec is reporting that the Orioles have reached a deal with free agent IF and former Oriole Miguel Tejada. The addition of Tejada puts another solid bat in the middle of the Orioles line-up, but Tejada has had declining powere numbers in recent years and struggles mightily in the 2nd half of seasons. It appears that the Orioles are going to play Tejada at 3B and move Garrett Atkins to 1B. The question is, can either player handle the positions defensively.
The Tejada deal is a one year move for the Orioles whileit waits on young corner infielder’s Josh Bell and Brandon Snyder. With the possibility of both Tejada and Erik Bedard returning to the Orioles just 2 short years after they were dealt for 10 players makes Seattle and Houston all the more foolish for giving up as much as they did. It is not know what age Tejada will be when he reports to the Orioles.
What are your thoughts? Glad to have Miggy back, or would it have made more sense for the Orioles to stay away and look for other options?