extrabaggs: BREAKING NEWS: The Giants designated Miguel Tejada for assignment.
A while back, I revisited the Miguel Tejada signing, and concluded the following:
[...] the Giants had better options for shortstop in Hardy and Barlett — and based on what the Orioles and Rays fetched in return for their shortstops (respectively), the Giants probably had a good shot at acquiring either of them. Instead, the Giants have paid a price of $6.5MM plus Thomas Neal in order to fill their shortstop needs, and still have not received adequate production from the position. Signing Tejada to that one-year deal is a move that’s proven to be a big mistake for the organization.
Expectations for Tejada weren’t high, but he nevertheless managed to be a disappointment. All in all he hit .239/.270/.326 (54 wRC+) through 91 games (while playing shoddy defense).