Found December 20, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
The Miami Marlins may have traded away nearly every single recognizable player from their team over the past six months or so, but that has not prevented them from kicking the tires on adding a former perennial All-Star to become the new face of their franchise. No, I am not talking about Michael Bourn. I am not talking about A.J. Pierzynski. I am not even talking about Adam LaRoche, Lance Berkman or Grady Sizemore. The Marlins are considering signing Miguel Tejada. For those who remember, Tejada is a six time MLB All-Star. He is a two time winner of the Silver Slugger award. He won the 2004 MLB Home Run Derby, the 2005 All-Star Game MVP and the crown jewel of his individual achievements, the 2002 American League MVP. At one time in his career, Tejada consistently averaged hitting 25-30 home runs while driving in well over 100 runs, all while batting over .300 each and every season. Of course, he was also caught lying about his age and has not had a decent season in over three years. He fits right into what the Marlins are trying to do in South Beach. The Marlins traded Hanley Ramirez last season, although he was still more of a shortstop. Matt Dominguez was also dealt in a separate deal. The Marlins are currently looking at Greg Dobbs as their Opening Day starting third baseman. It makes sense, as Dobbs is one of few players remaining in Miami who make seven figures per season. They may as well get the most out of him on an everyday basis. With that being said, the Marlins are still seriously considering signing Tejada to play third base or possibly even some shortstop, with Jose Reyes traded for Yunel Escobar, and then Escobar traded days later himself. Tejada would turn 39-years-old [or so we're told] toward the start of the 2013 MLB season, and he has not appeared in a Major League Baseball game in over a year. In 33 games with the Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican League, Tejada has managed to bat .290 with zero home runs. He sounds like the perfect fit for the 2013 Miami Marlins to be the new face of the franchise.       The post MLB Rumors: Miami Marlins Looking At Former Perennial All-Star As New Face Of Franchise? appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.
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