While he is not lighting the world on fire in Las Vegas, eventually Ruben Tejada will be called backed up to the majors when rosters expand in September. From there, what kind of role can we expect of Tejada once he arrives?
Obviously, nothing should be handed to Tejada, as he has been horrible from the get go this season. He has struggled mightily in both Las Vegas and in the majors. With the Mets, Tejada has posted a measly .209/.267/.262 slash line, while in Vegas, it isn’t that much better: .267/ .267/.262
However, do the Mets really consider current shortstop Omar Quintanilla part of the future? Probably not. It actually is a position the Mets will probably want to upgrade in the offseason, as both Tejada and Quintanilla are clearly not cutting it, at least from an offensive perspective.
So, with both players struggling, and with no other great options in the minors, it seems at the very least that Terry Collins should go with a platoon.
While Collins has expressed his love fo...