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Miguel Tejada Upset with Reporters for Saying He Doesn’t Have Range

Miguel Tejada is upset with reporters for writing that he has no range, perhaps thinking the criticism prompted the Giants to acquire another shortstop at the trade deadline. Tejada is currently on the disabled list with an abdominal issue, so the team acquired Orlando Cabrera from the Indians. Speaking on Sunday prior to the Giants’ game against the Reds, Tejada went off.

“People forget I’ve done too much in this game. All the things you guys put in the papers, that I don’t have range in this game, I’ll prove it. I never pay attention to what reporters put about me. The only thing I do is hard work. … All the reporters in San Francisco forget who I am.”

No Miguel, I’m pretty sure they know who you are. I think the issue is you don’t know what you’ve become. If you were so great as a shortstop, Baltimore wouldn’t have moved you to the hot corner. The Giants wouldn’t have played you there half the season if you were a fantastic shortstop. Instead, the Giants who have Tejada and Freddy Sanchez on the DL, have now acquired Jeff Keppinger and Orlando Cabrera to aid their middle infield.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure they could have gotten whatever production those two will give them from people in the minor leagues. But hey, if Brian Sabrean wants to be in the business of giving prospects away, who am I to stop him?


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  • Gene

    The reporters may be correct, bu they keep voting Gold Gloves for Derek Jeter and do not say the same things about him although everyone can see that he has the same range limitations as Tejada.