Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Astros land Tejada

The Houston Astros sold the farm Wednesday to acquire Miguel Tejada.

That would have been great news about two years ago. Now Houston simply overpaid.

The Astros gave up five players, including outfielder Luke Scott and pitcher Matt Albers, for Tejada, whose career has flat-lined since signing with Baltimore prior to the 2004 season.

The good news is Tejada should be familiar with Minute Maid Park -- at least the left-field facade. Tejada and new teammate Lance Berkman wore out that part of the ballpark during the 2004 All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which Tejada won.

That turned out to be his high point in four tumultuous seasons with Baltimore.


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