So I was wrong about the KC Royals making their final move of 2012 with the signing of Endy Chavez. Instead, it came with the signing of veteran infielder Miguel Tejada.
Apparently the deal is a Major League one, when a 40 man roster spot opens. According to Tejada and his agent, the deal is worth $1.1 million with $400,000 in incentives. They are also saying that the Royals guaranteed him a spot as a utility fielder and second baseman.
This deal leaves me scratching my head and honestly makes me angry.
Guaranteeing a 38 year old has-been a spot on the roster?
He hasn’t been relevant in years.
Last year, Baltimore signed him to a minor league deal and he played in just 36 games in Triple-A before requesting his release. That deal was more of a charity deal because of all his years of service in the past for the Orioles.
This signing will NOT help the Royals get to the postseason. This is not the way I wanted to see 2012 end for them.