Roch Around the Clock

ROCH AROUND THE CLOCK

The Kickoff

November 23, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

You might be surprised to know that the Orioles aren't receiving many calls from other teams concerning shortstop Miguel Tejada, whose contract suddenly makes him one of the better bargains in baseball.

"It's probably because we're not out there saying that we're shopping him," said one team executive.

Since when has that stopped anyone?

I endorsed Derek Jeter for American League Most Valuable Player a few months ago, and I'll stand by my imaginary vote, though I also was a big Joe Mauer backer and would have chosen him over Justin Morneau.

By the way, I sampled the Justin Morneau at a wine tasting and it was fabulous. Just be sure to let it breathe.

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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