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    Miquel Tejada

    Miquel Tejada just reported that he is 33 not 31 as previous stated. More lies coming out.



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    I don't know why the heck he would say that. Sucks for the Astros too.




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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    He originally lied when he was 19, to say he was 17. A 19 year old Dominican kid doesn't have near the value as a 17 year old. He had to live with it this long and wanted to get it out there. If you were 19 and this lie was the diference in a couple hundred thousand dollars wouldn't you lie too?



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    He originally lied when he was 19, to say he was 17. A 19 year old Dominican kid doesn't have near the value as a 17 year old. He had to live with it this long and wanted to get it out there. If you were 19 and this lie was the diference in a couple hundred thousand dollars wouldn't you lie too?
    Obviously, I have never been a hot shot baseball prospect from Latin America, but I have to believe I would not lie in that situation. Especially if it would someday threaten my career, life, and general integrity.



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    He originally lied when he was 19, to say he was 17. A 19 year old Dominican kid doesn't have near the value as a 17 year old. He had to live with it this long and wanted to get it out there. If you were 19 and this lie was the diference in a couple hundred thousand dollars wouldn't you lie too?
    So he lied to accelerate getting the income he was eventually going to get anyway. Hard for me to see that as a valid reason to justify lying...


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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Obviously, I have never been a hot shot baseball prospect from Latin America, but I have to believe I would not lie in that situation. Especially if it would someday threaten my career, life, and general integrity.
    i think this had already taken a big enough hit



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    So he lied to accelerate getting the income he was eventually going to get anyway. Hard for me to see that as a valid reason to justify lying...
    5% of players playing minor league ball ever play in the Bigs and only a third of them stay more than a year. When you are living in a third world country you need to get what you can when you can. At 17 he could sign a six figure signing bonus. At 19 he would have gotten a plane ticket and $750/mo.



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    It's hard for me to be too critical when two years could be the difference between his/his entire families quality of life. Had he known he would eventually make the big leagues would he have lied? Maybe not. But in that situation, for that kind of money, I don't think many would tell the entire truth.


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    So alothough you attempt"ed to say you didn"t understnad, now you do. Fair enough?

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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    The are alot of latin american players that have lied about this for the same reason. He wasn't the first and probably won't be the last either



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    As a 19 year old eating dirt for breakfast I would take the advice of anyone who could even get me a shot at a career worth millions, let alone a job in the states. What I want to know is how old El Dookie (yes, I know, but he was a Yankee and I hate all Yankees) is, I bet he lied by more than 2 years!



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    At 17 he could sign a six figure signing bonus. At 19 he would have gotten a plane ticket and $750/mo.
    Why does two years of age at that young age make such a difference? If a young kid has enough talent to garner a look for six-figure signing bonus, it would seem that the MLB teams would want to get him. Considering the guys that go through college BB for four years, it wouldn't seem that 19 should be "over the hill" for a baseball player...

    Anyway, it would seem that since Tejada was actually 19 instead of 17 (or whatever) and did sucessfully make it to the big leagues, "discriminating" against him for being 19 instead of 17 would have been foolish...


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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Why does two years of age at that young age make such a difference? If a young kid has enough talent to garner a look for six-figure signing bonus, it would seem that the MLB teams would want to get him. Considering the guys that go through college BB for four years, it wouldn't seem that 19 should be "over the hill" for a baseball player...

    Anyway, it would seem that since Tejada was actually 19 instead of 17 (or whatever) and did sucessfully make it to the big leagues, "discriminating" against him for being 19 instead of 17 would have been foolish...
    I don't know why it happens, just that it does... If a kid in the Dominican isn't picked up by 16 there are questions around him...

    I could tell you some other stories about the way things run down there that would really make your head spin, but I'll save that for another time...



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    This isn't exactly Danny Almonte bad, but it's still not right. Every kid who gets away with this takes away the dream of some other deserving kid (could be from the USA or a Latin country) to sign a professional contract.



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    Re: Miquel Tejada

    Isn't it not quite certain how old Albert Pujols is, too?


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