Found January 02, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets. Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future? No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop. To begin, nobody believes Flores will remain at shortstop for too much longer. He projects mostly as a corner outfielder these days and his stock has fallen sharply. Ruben Tejada will hold the fort down at shortstop in 2012 and perhaps 2013 as well, but mostly because the Mets have no money to sign a replacement for Reyes, and also because there are no internal options that are major league ready… Yet. Gun to my head, my best guess is that Danny Muno could eventually become the heir apparent to Jose Reyes at shortstop. He might not be ready until 2014, but I love his makeup and he has more offensive potential than Ruben Tejada. Here is what our own Pete Shapiro wrote back in October...

Mets sign Ruben Tejada’s backup

I never thought I would be saying this, but the New York Mets have signed a backup shortstop for Ruben Tejada… The New York Mets have signed the 30-year-old middle infielder Omar Quintanilla. Quintanilla is a career .213 hitter in parts of six major-league seasons, Quintanilla was 1-for-23 last year with the Rangers. This is definitely not a significant deal, and won’t have...

Get Excited! Mets Sign Quintanilla!

According to Adam Rubin of, here, the Mets have signed 30 year old utility infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal.  Quintanilla finished serving a suspension for 50 games at the beginning of this season for violating the “minor league drug prevention and treatment program.”  That doesn’t sound good. Here’s what the Mets got in this move: That’s...

Who is Mets 20-yr-old SS prospect Aderlin Rodriguez?

Last week,’s John Sickels published his top 20 prospect list for the Mets. However, he did not include 20-year-old SS-3B prospect Aderlin Rodriguez. Rodriguez hit just .221 with a .265 OBP in 131 games for Low-A Savannah last year. However, he also had 23 doubles, 17 home runs, 2 triples and 78 RBI. In a post for Scouting the Sally at the end of last season...

Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch contract details at ESPN

RA Dickey leaves for Mt. Kilimanjaro tomorrow

leaving tomorrow at 1 central for mount kilimanjaro. thank you all for your support and prayers. the bombay teen challenge outreach — R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) January 2, 2012 To make a donation or to learn more about Dickey’s climb, click here.

Analyzing the Prospects of the Upcoming Season

Don’t worry. Your eyes are not deceiving you. It is I…the czar of the Daily Stache, making my triumphant return to talk about all things Metropolitans. First of all, is the worst to host a website. Don’t make the same mistake we did. Anyway, back to new business. The Mets don’t have much to lose this year…except games. We all expect plenty of that, but there are...

Hofstra Mets Conference Calling

The Hofstra Cultural Center’s conference honoring the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets is coming Thursday to Saturday, April 26-28, and if you’re in interested in contributing a paper or presentation regarding some aspect of your favorite ballclub, please contact me at Full details are posted here (with some more information here). This conference...

Mets to hold Annual Blood Drive on Thursday

The Mets will hold their annual Winter Blood Drive on Thursday, January 5 in the Caesars Club at Citi Field between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Donors will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April. In addition, fans can show their voucher at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field to receive 15 percent off regularly priced merchandise.  Season Ticket...

Mets 360: Audio interview with Mack from Mack’s Mets


    The soon to be Brooklyn Nets have made a great move towards there relocation to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center by reaching out to the Walt Disney Co. to work with the team on training game day personnel on treating the fan/customer the correct way. I have been screaming for the NY Mets to do this for years. If you have ever been to Disneyland or Disney World you know that...

Photo: Citi Field wall construction is progressing

Courtesy of the Mets Twitter feed.

ESPN NY: Mets sign Omar Quintanilla

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract.

Inbox: Mets going with Thole as No. 1 catcher?

Are the Mets doing anything to address the catching position? Is there is any possibility of making Mike Pelfrey a closer? Beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers questions from fans.

Mets sign IF Quintanilla

The New York Mets signed infielder Omar Quintanilla on Tuesday. Quintanilla finished last season with the Texas Rangers, appearing in 11 games and getting one hit in 22 at-bats. He was suspended for the first 50 games last season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Quintanilla was on the Colorado Rockies' 25-man roster in 2009. Known primary for his...
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