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Why the Mets Should Non-Tender Ruben Tejada

The non-tender deadline is this Wednesday and many teams have decisions to make. One candidate who could be non-tendered is New York Mets infielder Ruben Tejada. We all remember Tejada from the 2015 National League Division Series when Chase Utley slid hard into second and broke Tejada’s leg. Tejada missed the remainder of the postseason due […]
Via Baseball Essential
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Non-Tender Day: Ruben Tejada, Addison Reed, Jenrry Mejia on the Bubble

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender or non-tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The New York Mets have nine players eligible for arbitration. Arbitration Eligible Buddy Carlyle – $725,000 ($1.1M) Ruben Tejada – $1,880,000 ($2.5M) Lucas Duda - $4,200,000 ($6.8M) Addison Reed – $4,875,000 ($5.7M) Carlos Torres – $585,000 ($800K) Jenrry...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Could Have Played His Last Game With The Mets

Last week, Mike Puma of the NY Post reported that it was not a slam dunk that  Ruben Tejada would be tendered a contract this offseason. He heard that the Mets could turn to Matt Reynolds instead who will compete with Wilmer Flores for the starting shortstop job. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reaffirming the initial report, citing financial reasons. “Tejada earned $1.88 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Might Not Tender A Contract To Tejada

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that it’s not a slam dunk that  Ruben Tejada will be tendered a contract this offseason. According to Puma, the Mets could turn to Matt Reynolds instead who will compete with Wilmer Flores for the starting job. Assistant general manager John Ricco recently stated that the Mets were comfortable with having Tejada and Flores at shortstop, but the...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. #MLB considering rule change that would require runners to slide directly into 2B...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Provides Each Teammate With Some Spirit!

And by spirit, I mean the distilled kind… Shortstop Ruben Tejada, although sidelined with a fractured leg, stood out behind-the-scenes with a truly rare gift for his teammates in honor of their incredible victory. Each member of the team received a custom engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky that read: “NLCS CHAMPS 2015, KEEP WALKING” It’s clear that...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Clarifying the MLB's slide rule

Over the weekend an incident occurred between Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets. If you’re somehow not already well aware of what happened, I’ll give you the brief details. Utley was running from first to second after a ball was put in play. He then slid into second base with the intent of breaking up a double play. In doing so...
Via The Outside Corner
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball is not a contact sport

That’s it. That’s the whole thing. There are contact sports out there. A whole lot of contact sports. Baseball is not and never has been among them. Sometimes, players do come into contact with one another. Sometimes, they do so violently, and sometimes, when they do so violently, they’re even on opposing teams. It’s not that the players are forbidden to touch, and it...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Utley suspended two games for illegal slide, will appeal

During Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Mets, Chase Utley slid into second base, taking out shortsop Ruben Tejada in the process. The result of the play was a fractured right fibula for Tejada. Utley reached out to Tejada after the game, offering an apology. However, the damage was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada is quietly having the best season of his life

In the season of 2012, Ruben Tejada went from being Jose Reyes‘ backup to the full time starting shortstop for the New York Mets. He met the challenge head-on, hitting .289/.333/.351 while providing superb defense in a brief exhale of relief that maybe Reyes wouldn’t be so missed after all. It was a career year for the young man in a lot of ways, but the team was still terrible...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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