Saturday, December 24, 2005

Prior for Tejada?

From the Baltimore Sun:

According to team and industry sources, the most serious discussions the Orioles are having about Tejada appear to be with the Chicago Cubs, who are dangling a package that includes standout right-handed pitcher Mark Prior... According to two industry sources, there was some preliminary discussion between the Orioles, Cubs and Oakland Athletics on a three-way deal that included Tejada, Bedard, Prior and Oakland ace Barry Zito among others heading to new homes.

The only way I would be at peace with this trade is if the Cubs trade Prior, Patterson, and possibly a medium prospect (not Pie) or money for Tejada and Zito. I can't possibly see that happening.