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Tejada to the Astros

According to MLBTR, the Astros have just sold the farm to acquire Miguel Tejada from the Orioles.  The Orioles' haul:

-Troy Patton, p (Houston's #3 prospect in Baseball America, with a career 2.99 ERA in the minors)
-Mike Costanzo, 3b (#6 prospect, .266/.364/.456 line in the minors)
-Matt Albers, p (#3 prospect on the team's list for 2007--has a career 3.62 ERA in the minors and an impressive 9.24 K/9)
-Luke Scott, of (.273/.366/.516 line in chunks of three major league seasons)
-Dennis Safarte, p (3.68 career ERA in minors, but had a down year in 2007 and has already spent seven years without much big-league experience)

I'd agree with MLBTR's analysis that this is a great trade for Baltimore--I think this was a fairly lousy trade by Houston--they gave up three solid prospects, a decent outfielder, and another pitcher to have Miguel Tejada around right at the time when he will likely start declining.  Even if you write off Tejada's drop in 2007 as an aberration (his previous three years in Baltimore were good stats-wise), I'm having a hard time figuring out how to justify this trade...although moving to the NL will likely help Tejada's output.  I suppose we'll see.

Discuss.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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