Originally written August 27, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
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Is Ruben Tejada dead to this organization? Why are we still playing Omar Quintanilla? What is the game plan at shortstop next season and please don’t tell me it’s Quintanilla or I’ll vomit.  -  Max Max, if you’re going to vomit, please make sure we are not in the same room. As for Ruben Tejada, I’m happy to report that he is alive and well in Las Vegas. In fact, after last night I would even say he’s thriving. Tejada collected five hits last night, including a walk off single in the bottom of the tenth as the Las Vegas 51s clinched the Southern Division Title in the Pacific Coast League. It was all hugs and high-fives for Ruben who is batting .356 over his last ten games with four doubles and a triple among his 16 hits. Add to that a .489 slugging and an .851 OPS to go with six runs scored and five ribbies. Tejada has never been a Terry Collins favorite ever since he failed to show up one month early for Spring Training in 2012. Collins gave Tejada an earful when he finally did rep...
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