Ugh. Not Miggy. Why on Earth would the Nationals be scouting Miguel Tejada (owed $13 mil next year)!?
Heading into Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, the talks will heat up. The Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had all planned to watch the Astros’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Ah, it's the time of the year for baseless speculation! Given that teams haven't been beating down the doors to trade for the allegedly tradable commodities (and we say 'allegedly' because Lo Duca and Lopez are included on the list with Redding and Perez), can one read into any possible interest by the Nats in Tejada as a sign that Guzman is still being shopped, and that Jimbo is concocting one final trading deadline blockbuster in a desperate attempt to save his job?
Actually, we're a little surprised there's been almost no talk swirling around Jimbo making another push for Adam Dunn. Ken Rosenthal had this to say early this morning:
Reds left fielder Adam Dunn hit his 30th home run on Monday night, tying the Phillies' Ryan Howard for the major-league lead. His .941 OPS ranks ninth in the NL. And his defense, by most measures, has improved. Nobody wants him?
Not even Jim Bowden? Maybe that's why Nats' scouts were watching the Astros & Reds last night, not for Miggy, but for Dunn?
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