Found February 22, 2012 on NY Daily News:
Terry Collins knows that Ruben Tejada is not late. He also knows that the young man who will replace Jose Reyes has already impressed with hustle and precocious baseball instincts. The manager even called himself “selfish” for wishing that Tejada was already in Port St. Lucie. But still, despite all those qualifications, Collins’ visceral desire remains: He wants Tejada in camp, now.

Collins Really Irked By Tejada’s Absence

Ruben Tejada seems to have overtaken Copter-gate as the lead story from Mets camp today. Here’s what’s coming in from the beat: Collins had proposed to Tejada to work out in Port St. Lucie in November with organization strength coach Jason (“Nitro”) Craig. Then, the manager suggested, Tejada could go home to Panama for the holidays and return to the Mets’ Florida complex...

Tejada still not in camp, Collins still displeased; I’ll reserve judgement

This afternoon at Port St. Lucie, Terry Collins spoke with reporters and the topic of Ruben Tejada not being in camp came up once again.  According to MetsBlog’s Michael Baron, Collins said he intends to speak with the shortstop about his early absence from camp when he arrives. There’s a process here when ‘you’re the guy. Tejada is a big part of the puzzle. Maybe it’s...

Mets Notes: Ike Is Cleared, Tejada Has Collins Concerned, Murphy Knocked Some Out Today

Earlier today, Mets first baseman Ike Davis was sent to New York to be examined by team doctors as a follow up to his physical, which the team said had nothing to do with his ankle. The Mets are now reporting that Davis has been cleared to resume workouts and is is expected to be back in camp tomorrow. ”They wanted to do a double-check on some things,” Collins said. “We...

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Mets experience first mini-controversy of camp

Collins had hoped for Tejada's early arrival

Mets manager Terry Collins is not pleased with shortstop Ruben Tejada's decision to wait until the reporting deadline to show up to camp. Tejada plans to obtain his travel papers Thursday in his native Panama, before arriving at Mets camp Saturday -- the deadline for position players to report.

Terry Collins On Setting Lineup, Is It Already Set For Opening Day?

Terry Collins has been very vocal early this Spring.  He is making decisions early for the starting lineup, and it appears that he wants his players to know where they stand, and use Spring Training to prepare themselves for their role come opening day. Today he said that he “expects Ike Davis to hit 4th and Bay to hit 5th in the lineup”. Davis is the most logical player to...

Here We Go Again

You know, it was ridiculous when it was being tossed around last season, and even without the hyper-critical masses it's ridiculous now. But here we are, the reason I hate spring training ... too big a deal being made out of somebody not showing up to camp early. This time, the "culprit" is Ruben Tejada. And the man partly responsible for turning molehill into mountain...

Collins ever the optimist at Mets camp

Mets manager Terry Collins typically arrives at the team's Spring Training complex by 4:30 ET every morning, so that he can finish a 90-minute workout before the first players begin trickling in.

Mets skipper Collins: We'll be better than people expect

New York Mets manager Terry Collins anticipates Johan Santana will be ready for opening day. And despite drastic payroll cuts, he says the team will be a lot better than people think.

Mets expect P Santana to be ready for opener

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he expects ace Johan Santana to be ready for opening day. Santana, who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 2, 2010, threw off a mound for the second time this year as he attempts to come back from shoulder surgery. “In my mind right now, in my heart, he’ll be ready,” Collins said. “I don’t think there’s any question...
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