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Tejada could be a bargain

Compared to his American League peers, Miguel Tejada is a good investment for the Orioles.

Originally Published: December 15, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

It's a funny thing, the Orioles' signing of Miguel Tejada. I have two strong reactions, and they conflict with each other.

On the one hand, paying Tejada an average of $12 million per season seems like one hell of a good deal for the Orioles. Leaving Alex Rodriguez out of the discussion because he's off in his own self- and Boras-created place, let's look at what baseball's top three shortstops will make in 2005. I'm going to fudge a little, prorating Tejada's and Derek Jeter's salaries, ...

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