Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/18/13
Yeah, yeah, let’s talk about yet another struggling Mets’ regular. We have already discussed the struggles of Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and John Buck, so it’s time we focus on another staple of the Mets’ lineup in Ruben Tejada. In the early parts of the season, it was Tejada’s defense that had some fans nervous, but since May and perhaps with the temperature rising, Tejada’s glove has been steady ever since. No, we’re here to talk about his offense. Just like Davis, Tejada has been a shell of his former self. For the last couple of years, Tejada proved to be a steady bat. While he is no world beater, Tejada was more than adequate,  hitting .289 last year and a .284 in 2011. Tejada was also solid at getting on base, as he had a .360 on base percentage last year and a .333 mark in 2011. However, just like most of the Mets, Tejada is immersed in a prolonged slump to start the 2013 season—even going all the way back to the beginning of spring training. Thus far, Tejada is only spotting a measly
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