Thursday, November 22, 2007


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By Chuck Richter - Angelswin.com Senior Editor

Even though the Angels just signed CF Torii Hunter to a 5 year deal worth 16 million a year, they're still not done. According to my sources, the Angels have shown more interest in Baltimore Orioles SS Miguel Tejada in recent days. A source close to Angelswin.com revealed that while the Angels are still interested in Miguel Cabrera, the Florida Marlins asking price is just too steep right now and their focus has shifted to Tejada who would fill the void left by Orlando Cabrera.

In my Miguel Cabrera piece I showed how the Marlins third baseman would be the ideal acquisition for the Angels and how they should make him their #1 option. Be that as it may, if the Marlins asking price doesn't go down they need a solid backup plan. Miguel Tejada to SS is a huge upgrade over Orlando Cabrera offensively and it would allow the Angels to keep Howie Kendrick at 2B, using Aybar (SS), Figgins (CF to replace C-Pat) & Ervin Santana in a deal for Tejada. This would let Brandon Wood and the rehabbing Dallas McPherson to battle it out in spring training for the third base job.

The Angels who saw top free agents; Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez and potential trades for sluggers fall through last year seemed poised to make a big splash this offseason. Hunter was a good signing for many reasons, including improving the offense, but they're still not done. The Angels have the starting pitching, outfield & middle infield depth to acquire either Miguel Tejada or Miguel Cabrera.

Tony Reagins is a man on a mission. Stay tuned!!
Love to hear what you think!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

why would figgins be in a tejada deal? that seems to make little sense for either team.

Andrew said...

I want nothing to do with Tejada. And I certainly wouldn't make a move on him at least until the Mitchell Report comes out.

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