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Further Proof Tejada Doesn’t Get It

My guess is this will be Ruben Tejada’s last season with the Mets. That is, if he lasts that long. Manager Terry Collins has called into question Tejada’s work ethic in the past, and now players are doing so. Former teammate Jose Reyes, whose own attitude has been doubted, said Tejada failed in his opportunity to seize the Mets’ shortstop job. Once off-season workout buddies...
Via New York Mets Report
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Why not use Wilfredo Tovar?

Last season, the Mets were hoping that Ruben Tejada would bounce back into a .280 hitter and a solid defensive player. The defense was not terrible, as he had a .984 fielding percentage, and was posted a 3 in defensive runs saved above average according to Sadly, the offensive side did not improve by much, as Tejada hit .237. Manager Terry Collins is trying...
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Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

Terry Collins told reporters that he has no problem with Jose Reyes being critical of Ruben Tejada. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with one of your peers challenging you once in a while,” Collins said “Reyes is a guy who gets ready to play. I think the world of Jose Reyes. Apparently, he may know something I don’t. They were good buddies when they were here and...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

There may still be hope for Ruben Tejada

Ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes made a small bit of news this week when he was critical of Ruben Tejada‘s inability to lock down the starting shortstop job. Specifically, Reyes insinuated that perhaps Tejada simply had not put in the required work to hold it down long-term. This is mostly of note because Reyes isn’t very critical of anybody publicly. It also wasn’t that long...
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Jose Reyes Calls Out Ruben Tejada For Not Doing Enough To Earn Shortstop Job

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes had some harsh words for Ruben Tejada for failing to grab hold of the starting shortstop job with the Mets. In an interview with reporter Anthony Reiber of Newsday, Reyes expressed disappointment in Tejada believing his former teammate didn’t do enough to win the job and keep it. “He had the opportunity to be the everyday shortstop for a long...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Has Reason For Saying Tejada In The Mix

After hearing most of the offseason how Wilmer Flores would be the Opening Day shortstop, even before the first full squad workout, manager Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada would compete for the job. This isn’t about waffling, because what else could Collins say? He certainly can’t slam the door on Tejada this early. TEJADA: Still under fire. Collins told reporters in Port St...
Via New York Mets Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins refused to say that Wilmer Flores is his starting shortstop and told reporters that he has challenged Ruben Tejada to win the job. Collins said that as far as he’s concerned, shortstop is a wide open competition this Spring. “I’m going go to give him [Tejada] a fair amount of chances to win that shortstop job.” I’m...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada is free of expectations, but what is his value?

For the first time since Jose Reyes’ departure in 2011, Ruben Tejada will head to Spring Training free of high expectations. Tejada is no stranger to scrutiny; it oddly began three years ago when he arrived on-time for baseball activities. However, after an abysmal 2013, the Mets’ back-up middle infielder is a bargain at his $1.88 million salary – and could be the best back...
Via Around Citi
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with Travis d’Arnaud?

Because of Ruben Tejada’s complete ineptitude this spring, one vital piece of the New York Mets’ future has flown under the radar: Travis d’Arnaud. Maybe it’s because he at least sort of looked like he knew how to play baseball last year. Nevertheless, Travis d’Arnaud is having just as bad a spring as Tejada. I understand that it’s only spring training, and it would be...
Via NYMetsLife
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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