Found February 26, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
And the beat goes on… Most of the players will complete their physicals today as they get ready for their first official full squad workout on Monday. Terry Collins will set the tone for his camp and address the troops beforehand. Ruben Tejada arrived to Digital Domain Park this morning and met with Terry Collins at 8:00 AM to clear the air. The manager wanted Tejada at the team’s complex by January so he could work with his second baseman Daniel Murphy, but Tejada said he preferred to stay in Panama and work with a personal trainer instead. The young shortstop said he is only hearing now that his manager was disappointed that he did not arrive early. He spoke with Jose Reyes who told him to play his game and be happy. Johan Santana is scheduled to throw his fourth bullpen session of camp this morning only this time it will closely resemble real game action. Santana will toss 20 to 25 pitches, sit down to mimic the Mets batting, then return to the mound for 15 to 20 additional pitc...

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...

Ruben Tejada arrives in camp

A couple days after Terry Collins voiced his displeasure over Ruben Tejada not being in camp early, the Mets new starting shortstop arrived in Port St. Lucie.  I’m not really sure how big of a deal this issue is, I mean if Collins is expecting a 22-year-old kid to lead by example then I think he may be asking a bit much. #bbpBox_173764300190654464 a { text-decoration:none; color...

Tejada arrives later than Collins wanted

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has reported to spring training camp on time. Still, it was later than manager Terry Collins had anticipated. ''I just think it sends messages. I'm sure he got the message,'' Collins said Sunday. ''He's such a good kid and he was very upset to think he'd messed up. I don't think he understood the urgency...

Mets SS Tejada arrives after visa issues (AP)

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has reported to spring training camp on time. Still, it was later than manager Terry Collins had anticipated. Collins says he had expected Tejada to be among the early arrivals so the Mets could get a head start with their new double-play combination. Tejada takes over for Jose Reyes, who took a free agent deal with the Marlins, and Daniel Murphy...

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada arrives on time for spring training

Tejada will team with Murphy in infield

Serby's Sunday Q & A with... Terry Collins

With the exhibition season on the horizon, Post columnist Steve Serby pitched some questions to Mets manager Terry Collins. Q: How fiery and emotional will you be when you address your team tomorrow? A: I’ve been a fiery guy my entire life. I don’t expect to change. What...

Mets Jambalinka: Terry Collins, Charlie Samuels, Ken Boswell

During the offseason, Ryan Braun failed a drug test and was suspended for 50 games. He immediately appealed and this week his suspension was lifted by an arbitrator, supposedly over chain-of-command issues. After the decision, Braun issued the following statement, as originally quoted by AP writer Ronald Blum: “We provided complete cooperation throughout, despite the highly...

Collins rallies troops before Mets' first workout

As planned, the Mets' first full-squad workout began Monday with a speech from manager Terry Collins, who conducted an hour-long meeting in a conference room adjacent to the clubhouse. The message was a familiar one: The Mets can be better than most people think.

Mets manager Terry Collins’ trying day ensures bad one for Ruben Tejada

Also, Johan Santana throws successful bullpen session

Gee whiz! Dillon to start spring opener, Johan to follow

Terry Collins announced on Saturday that Dillon Gee will start the Grapefruit League opener on March 5, at Digital Domain Park against Washington.
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