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  1. I assume he’ll be playing third against LHP (Headley is hittting .194 v. lefties) and short against RHP (Cabrera is hitting .194 v. righties). Getttin one .194 hitter out of your lineup every day is probably worth the defensive downgrade.

    Comment by Jamie — July 30, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  2. Since when is this:

    .241 wOBA, .287 ZiPS RoS wOBA)

    similar to this:

    296 wOBA, .324 ZiPs RoS wOBA ?

    In my world, 50 points of wOBA is a significant upgrade. Cabrera has been a black hole for the Padres, and the sooner they can get him out of the lineup, the better.

    Comment by BosoxBob — July 30, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  3. Could be true, but I think Tejada will give back a ton of runs on defense at this point, and I also don’t necessarily buy the ZiPs RoS on Tejada, while I could see it on the younger Cabrera. I think my RoS would have it like .300+ish for Tejada, .280ish for Cabrera, and then you have the defense evening it out a fair amount.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — July 30, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  4. Lets not forget another former steroid user is what we’re discussing. It certainly has been evident.

    Comment by Stu — July 30, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  5. I’m sure you have tremendous scouting credentials and know more than the padres scouts… Please! It’s funny how many fans are commenting on tejada without having seen him play. padres fans probably haven’t seen too much orioles baseball this year, I would imagine.

    Comment by Billy buckner — July 30, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  6. Tejada has regressed this year in Baltimore, but had a .795 OPS last year as a ‘Stro and lead the NL with 46 doubles. His defense at SS leaves something to be desired, but the Pads need to swap some defense for offense somewhere, and Cabrera was their biggest hole offensively. As Hoyer pointed out, despite Tejada’s age and fading skills, he’s still a tough out. With 2 outs in a 2-1 ball game and the tying run on 2nd in the 8th inning in playoff game, having Tejada at the plate as opposed to Cabrera can make the difference in a game and a series.

    Comment by tommyGunZ — July 30, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

  7. Don’t underestimate the fact that Tejada is moving from the AL, as well as the toughest division in baseball, to the JV league. This doesn’t really affect his defense but the only reason he was playing 3rd in Baltimore is because they have a tremendous defensive SS.

    Comment by Mike — July 30, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

  8. Does Josh Bell replace Tejada immediately (i.e. – in the short-term as well as the long-term)?

    Comment by Anthony — July 30, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  9. @BosoxBob

    That’s was my exact thought – I thought I was reading a Dave Cameron piece.

    Comment by James Earl Jones — July 31, 2010 @ 9:29 am

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