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For what it’s worth, Miguel Tejada no longer considers himself a home run hitter, preferring to rack up hits in pursuit of a high batting average. He’s been working hard to improve his hitting the other way as opposed to swinging for the fences, he told the Listin Diario.

Keep in mind “I’m not a home run hitter” was the yearly mantra of Ken Griffey, Jr. during all of his 50+hr seasons in which the pursuit of 61 was a legitimate possibility. However, a once in a generation stud in the middle of his prime with a perfect home run swing and mammoth natural power humbly saying he’s not a home run hitter feels a little different than an…ahem…31 year old SS who once had 35hr power and now has 25hr power saying he’s no longer about hitting the long ball.

If Tejada’s preference translates into a significant dip in power, it will be more dismal news for Oriole fans who are already suffering through the rapid declines of Melvin Mora and Javy Lopez and appear ready to take what projects to be a pretty lengthy turn as the new whipping boys of the AL East.

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February 11, 2007 - Posted by | Dominican Baseball, Fantasy Baseball

3 Comments »

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  2. Hey, a guy gets older and the power is supposed to diminish some, right. It was sad to see his consecutive playing streak end. Tejada – you rarely hear about the guy. That is a good thing in this day and age. Speaking of diminished power as you age – it happens to everyone, unless you are Barry Bonds I suppose. Speaking of Bonds, just exactly how does someone in their 30’s have their head grow a hat size larger?

    Comment by Arizona Home Owner Insurance | June 27, 2007

  3. Yeah, but 31`s usually a little young for a huge decline.

    Of course, I`d never say Tejada`s not actually 31, but, well, a lot of people around baseball are convinced Tejada`s not actually 31.

    Comment by jhelfgott | June 27, 2007


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