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Orioles to Astros: Thanks for taking Tejada

When the Orioles shipped shortstop Miguel Tejada to the Houston Astros for five young players in December — one day before the release of the Mitchell Report (PDF) on performance-enhancing drugs — the home team saved itself more than just money in the deal. It would seem that the Orioles’ front office saved itself what must ...

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  1. I’m sorry. I think I read this wrong. The Orioles made a move that actually might turn out well? Wow!! I guess even a broken clock has to be right twice a day!! Though I’m sure it was completely on accident.

  2. As the writer well knows, I know little of baseball but I do know something about deals & business. If it can be show that the Orioles knew or should have known about Tejada’s activities and traded him in false faith then I think the Astros would have some kind of case to get compensated in some way. Its like you selling your car to someone knowing that it has bad brakes and not telling the buyer.

  3. Jeff,
    You’re right; you do know little of baseball. The other team is supposed to do its own due diligence. (Isn’t that a term used in deals and business?) Everyone in baseball knew the Mitchell report would let the, um, spit fly. If the ‘Stros didn’t like the way the deal turned out, they can always refuse to return any further calls from the Warehouse.

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