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Trade Rumors: Tejada for Abreu

Jan 6, 2006, 1:29 PM EDT

Friday trade rumors are out there which involve Bobby Abreu going to the Orioles for Miguel Tejada who would likely move to third.  The O’s are looking for the Fightins’ to throw in some pitching but the Phillies don’t have a whole lot of quality to offer.  The most humors part of the Fox article, "For the Phillies, Tejada would represent a major upgrade at third over David Bell.."  I don’t think there is any way you could possibly express in words what a MAJOR UPGRADE that would be.  Fox Sports [via gr]:

The Phillies have proposed an Abreu-for-Tejada exchange with the
intention of playing Tejada at third base. The Orioles want pitching in
addition to Abreu, according to sources with knowledge of the
negotiations, raising the possibility of an expanded deal.

If the Phillies acquired Tejada, they would gain the option of flipping
him for a top-of-the-rotation starter, either in a three-way trade or
separate deal; the Cubs, for example, have shown a willingness to trade
right-hander Mark Prior for Tejada, but not Abreu. However, the Cubs
would want a starting pitcher back for Prior — they’ve asked the
Orioles for left-hander Erik Bedard – and the Phillies probably lack
the depth to make that type of move.

MLBTradeRumors also has some info on the Cubs going hard after Miguel.


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