Miguel Tejada would like a job with the Athletics, please

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With the Giants last year, Miguel Tejada  hit .239/.270/.326 in 343 plate appearances and played defense that experts in the field formally classify as “butt.”  That said, he’d still like a job.  With the A’s.  From Susan Slusser’s interview with Miggy, who said that, sure, he’d listen if Billy Beane were to call:

“I would love it. I have always loved the A’s. That’s the organization that gave me a chance when I was a little kid in the Dominican. They opened all the doors for me. …. That’s my family … Tell Billy to give me a call. I don’t want big money. I just want to play.”

The thing that stuck out the most to me, however, is Tejada telling Slusser that the reason he played so poorly last season was that he “wasn’t happy” being on the Giants.

If that’s the key to his productivity as a player, I feel really bad for Tejada. Because it means he hasn’t been happy in years.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.