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Tejada announcement was only a matter of time

The fact that the A's do not have the money to sign Miguel Tejada is no surprise.

Originally Published: March 15, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Saturday was a typical day in the life of the Oakland Athletics.

All players and coaches dressed by 9:15. Stretching at 9:45 and warm-ups at 10:15. Batting practice from 10:25 to 11:25. Light lunch and individual weightlifting. Game at 1:05. Corporate sponsors party at 7.

Oh, and at 11, time for the semi-annual delivery of bad news with the official announcement that MVP shortstop Miguel Tejada will not be returning to the team next season.

"I just think the world ...

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