It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

Since the beginning of the 2013 MLB season there have been exactly seven shortstops to amass at least 250 plate appearances and had their services be worth a negative WAR value.  Of those seven shortstops, two are currently on the Mets active roster.  The Magnificent 7 are as follows: Adeiny Hechavarria: 640 PA,  -1.4 WAR Eduardo Nunez: 340 PA,  -1.4 WAR Ruben Tejada: 272 PA...
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MMO Morning Grind: What To Do With Q?

Good morning, Mets fans! Another crazy game last night. Why do the Mets always do this to us? I know I’m not the only one who actually expected the unthinkable to happen… but once Jose Valverde threw ball 3 to Erick Aybar and the guys in the SNY truck cut to Raul Ibañez looming on deck,  I said “Ibañez will probably hit a home run” out loud… 2 minutes later, well...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada making most of his opportunity

Although he ended the Mets furious rally against Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night with a strikeout, it’s time we put aside our prejudices and  applaud Ruben Tejada for providing solid play at shortstop out of the gate. Sure, Tejada is no world beater, but who said he had to be? It’s not like he’s been awful to start the season. After Wednesday night’s...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

Don’t look now, but among Mets players with 20 or more at-bats on the young season, shortstop Ruben Tejada is second on the team in batting with a .286 average and he pairs that with an impressive team-leading .400 on-base percentage. The young Panamanian native has taken a lot of flack over the last six months, but to his credit he’s been quietly going about his job and trying...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The best thing for Ruben Tejada is to start Wilmer Flores

I like Ruben Tejada. However, there’s a big gulf between liking a player and thinking he should be penciled in to start 150 games. And at this point, there’s no reason to think that Tejada has earned the starting shortstop job in any way. It’s my belief that if the Mets open the season with Tejada as their starting shortstop, they are setting him up to fail. The fans consider...
25 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...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada: By The Numbers

They say numbers don't lie and while I don't believe that's always the case, here is a raw, yet brutal look at Ruben Tejada.-.9:  Tejada was nearly a game worse than an average replacement player in 2013 (WAR). 0:  The percentage chance Tejada should enter the season as the Mets starting shortstop.1:  The number of hits Tejada has posted thus far this spring in 15...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hey Mets, Enough With Tejada

I know I post sporadically. I have a lot going on right now so I write when I can. I'm on twitter everyday tho so I get a lot of venting done there. But this just irks me  so much that I have to squeeze this post in from my phone. I'm done with Ruben Tejada. I've been done with him since opening day 2012. I don't like him. I never liked him. I believe the Mets oversold...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada, The Unwanted Man

Mets SS Ruben Tejada opens up about his brutal 2013 season, and what he’s done to ensure it doesn’t happen again:— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) February 23, 2014 Marc Carig of Newsday wrote a pretty good article about Ruben Tejada's offseason of coping with a bad year and how he is looking to improve both physically and mentally. Some excerpts from the...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Not at Mets Camp Yet...

Even though the off season hasn't been quite as exciting as I hoped it would be we are getting close to being back to baseball. In watching various blog sites and Twitter there are lots of pictures and video of various Mets who have already arrived to camp. The captain is there leading the usual suspects that often arrive early like Ike, Niese, Parnell, Murph, and Wheeler just...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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