Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/18/13
While we were worried about his hitting in Spring Training, the last thing we thought we’d have to worry about from Ruben Tejada was his defense. Well, after an abysmal start defensively, Tejada (six errors thus far) is causing a lot of headaches for a Mets’ team with little margin for error. Tejada has been the poster boy for bad defense by the Mets. In their first 13 games, the Mets have committed 10 errors-seventh most in the majors. The Mets have also the seventh worst fielding percentage (.973) while possessing the fifth worst UZR (-5.1). And all this is with Daniel Murphy at second base! And no, you can’t blame him anymore! The most stirring display of shoddy defense from Tejada was in Tuesday’s second game of a doubleheader in Colorado. In the eighth inning with the Mets up 8-6 with runners on second and third and two outs, the Rockies’ Michael Cuddyer hit a routine bouncer to Tejada. It should have been an easy 6-3 ground out, but instead Tejada sailed the throw past Ike Dav...
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