Ruben Tejada is still trying to get up from this takedown

TAMPA — Most players would love to be known for a famous play that happened in the postseason. Not Ruben Tejada. Tejada’s career was derailed when he suffered a broken leg playing for the Mets in Game 2 of the National League Division Series in 2015 against the Dodgers. A late slide by Chase Utley...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Report: Utley's family received death threats after NLDS slide

Chase Utley’s family received death threats after his slide broke Ruben Tejada’s leg during the 2015 National League Division Series, according to a report. Mets fans were so furious with Utley’s slide that his family was targeted with death threats, and Utley did not stay in the same hotel as his Dodgers teammates when they made the trip to New York, though that was mere...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Ruben Tejada to one-year deal

With Jhonny Peralta set to be shelved for the next several months, the St. Louis Cardinals needed a replacement shortstop and they got one. According to a report by Jenifer Langosch of on Saturday, the Cardinals have signed shortstop Ruben Tejada to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ruben Tejada's one-year deal is worth $1.5 million. Contract does not include performance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley will not be suspended for slide

Despite the fact that Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg, and despite the fact that MLB has changed its rules regarding sliding practices, the second baseman will not be suspended at all heading into the 2016 season. This news comes by way of Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, who reports Utley won his appeal: Source: Chase Utley will not serve any suspension. He had...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada still waiting for apology from Chase Utley

With the new baseball season creeping up on us, New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is still waiting for an apology from the man who ended his 2015 season, Chase Utley. In Game 2 of the National League Division Series last year, the eventual National League champions lost their shortstop for the remainder of the postseason after Utley took a hard slide into second base, fracturing...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2016  |  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
November 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 already done and Utley had already become Public Enemy No...
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

WATCH: Mets get inside-the-park HR after OF flips over wall

It’s all coming up Mets. During Wednesday night’s game with the Phillies, Ruben Tejada hit a sinking liner down the right field line. Domonic Brown charged the ball, misplayed it, and ended up flipping over a wall up the right field line, allowing Tejada to coast his way around the bases. Brown would stay in the game at the time for the Phillies, but he was pulled two innings later.
Via The Outside Corner
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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