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Miguel Tejada is in the best shape of his life

Jan 5, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

Miguel Tejada

Jon Heyman on Twitter:

miguel tejada is training in miami w/ legendary workout guru pete bommarito. looking for comeback. word is, he looks great

Tejada turns 38 in May. Last year he hit .239/.270/.326 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 322 at-bats. The Giants released him. Repeat: the Giants, who couldn’t collectively hit water if they fell out of a boat, released him.  He had better be in pretty darn good shape if he expects anyone to give him anything other than a courtesy spring training invite.

But just to be safe: don’t even think about it, Frank Wren. Don’t you dare think about it. I’d sooner you see if Walt Weiss is willing to come back than take a chance on Tejada.  Really: we won’t be friends anymore if you do this thing.

  1. b7p19 - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    How much does Heyman get paid under the table from agents to float stuff like this around? There is no way anyone falls for this. He’s been a poor player for some time now.

  2. unlost1 - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    minus the steroids

  3. trevorb06 - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Being in good shape doesn’t guarantee you can hit. See Gathright, Joey and Bichette, Dante.

    • - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      Being in good shape doesn’t even make you an athlete. You might do athletic stuff to get in shape and stay there, but there is no athletic ability.

    • Old Gator - Jan 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      “Bichette” sounds like the cheerleaders for some WNBA team….

  4. phillyphreak - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    “miguel tejada is training in miami w/ legendary workout guru pete bommarito. looking for comeback. word is, he looks great”

    My contention is that Heyman is saying that Bommarito looks great. He is a workout guru after all….

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    It’s over, Miguel. Sorry man.

  6. loungefly74 - Jan 5, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    LOL…yeah…when the Giants think you dont got it anymore…thats the kiss of death.

    • byjiminy - Jan 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      maybe they’re just waiting for him to get a few years older

  7. shaggylocks - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I blame Twitter’s 144 character limit. Had he been able to elaborate, Heyman would have been able to mention that Tejada also just got a sharp new haircut.

  8. muckthefets23 - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    When you say he’s turning 38, does that mean he’s really turning 43 in the DR??

  9. cur68 - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    At 38, being in shape is no mean feat. Being in shape and getting a chance to play MLB is pretty singular. On behalf of anyone who’s over 40, struggling with their waistline, will NEVER play in the MLB (even when they were 23), and cares to join me in this, really, good luck.

  10. bobulated - Jan 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Giants fans are worried Brian Sabean saw that tweet and said to himself, “Maybe we should offer him a minor league deal and see for ourselves.”

    • bayballtim - Jan 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      No, none of us are worried about that. Tweets are delivered over the internet rather than carrier pigeon.

  11. paperlions - Jan 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    I just love that picture.

  12. rhandome - Jan 6, 2012 at 3:24 AM

    As a Giants fan I haven’t hated too many players, even the really bad ones. Like, I hate Zito’s contract and the way he’ll coast along for a few innings and then get shelled for 6 runs, but his curveball is pretty and I root for him to somehow win with his slop. But my god did I hate watching Tejada last year. I still see his stupid jabbering face out there in the infield. Ugh.

  13. foreverchipper10 - Jan 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    I never once, until now, thought Tejada was anywhere near the Braves’ thoughts. Craig, if this happens we can both go throw eggs at Wren’s house.

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