Ender wrote:Draft him, ride him in the first half and trade him near the all star break. Just like with Ripken playing every game every year has caught up with Tejada and he tires out in the 2nd half now. He really needs to rest 5-10 games a year but I'm sure he wont' do it.
It is not just Tejada though. It is the entire O's team. They basically pack it in at the end of August and mail in Sept. We have seem this for a number of years under different managers too. That team basically does not do a thing in Sept but lose. Chris Ray I believe had 2 saves in all Sept (and 2 Ws). I do not think Mora did a whole lot either in Sept.
There is something about the at organization or the players in that organization. They jusy seem to give up and do not even try to do respectable for their own self-esteem. Tejada's numbers were not so bad in Sept though. But for whatever reason, production as a whole on that team just collapses the last month it would seem.