Pogotheostrich wrote:garf112 wrote:option245 wrote:garf112 wrote:yet another reason why Billy Beane is a genius. He sold high before stuff hit the fan. I wouldn't be surprised if we find out Hudson and Mulder were on the 'roids, too.
huh? Tejada was a free agent signing for the Orioles.
Yes, he let both Giambi and Tejada go via free agency, and held onto Eric Chavez. "Sold high" was probably not the proper term. Nonetheless, he let the both of them go before everything came out about HGH and the roids.
Giambi would still be in Oakland if Beane would have given him a no trade clause. Seems more like dumb luck than anything.
And nothing has been proven about Tejada. Only that he is linked to an ongoing investigation which I would imagine dozens of ballplayers are.
Exactly. And I don't know if letting Tejada go was so "great" for the A's anyways.
H/AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2006 96/308 54 16 54 4 .312
2005 199/654 89 26 98 5 .304
2004 203/653 107 34 150 4 .311
2006 61/248 31 8 32 4 .246
2005 92/333 66 9 38 0 .276
2004 130/545 70 22 64 7 .239
That's a big drop off and I'm sure they would love to have a steroid-free Giambi back the way he's hitting the ball right now.