I’m marveled at the incredible season we are seeing from our starting shortstop Ruben Tejada. Who could have expected such poise and confidence in someone so young and in fact younger than most of our top prospects who are still toiling in the minors.
When the Mets let Jose Reyes go this Winter and announced that 22-year old Tejada would be the everyday shortstop and that they had no plans to bring in anyone else, I must admit that I was very skeptical. I thought for sure this was going to backfire in a big way. I’m so glad I was wrong.
I can’t recall a Mets player as young as Tejada with such an affinity for the game and all the savvy of a 10-year veteran.
Wile people argue about who they would or wouldn’t give up in a trade at the deadline you hear the names of Wheeler, Harvey and Flores ad nauseum. We can debate the merits of that in another post, but I would argue that Ruben Tejada should be just as untouchable as any Mets in the organization right now. There… I said it.