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New additions give Mets a deeper, more versatile bench | Covering the bases

The Mets are hoping for meaningful contributions from their reserves this season Watch video In the weeks leading up to spring training, we'll be evaluating the 2016 Mets on a position-by-position basis. We've already previewed the club's catching depth, corner infield, middle infield and outfield options. Today we'll assesses...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: second base slide rule change could be in place by Opening Day

Ever since Chase Utley collided with Ruben Tejada in the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, there have been whispers of rule changes regarding slides into second base.According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, those rule changes may come to fruition as some "progress" is being made on that front. Olney reports that the league and the player's union have found "a...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

The moment Chase Utley took out Ruben Tejada with a hard slide into second base during the Dodgers and Mets’ NLDS series, you had to know baseball would take a long look at rules governing such slides. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, MLB and the players union are making substantial progress in reforming the rules regarding takeout slides. In the ongoing talks between the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: minor offseason updates

After re-signing Yoenis Cespedes, the New York Mets are most likely done with significant offseason moves for this upcoming season. However, there are still some more minor news stories that are worth talking about. Ceciliani out for Cespedes To make room for Cespedes on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated Darrell Ceciliani for assignment. Ceciliani had 75 at bats for the Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this week. Expected to take on a super utility role...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada

Both backup infielders for the New York Mets have shed their walking boots. … Flores is currently working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and is scheduled to begin hitting this week. Tejada has been working out in his native Panama. He may report to Port St. Lucie as early as Feb. 1 — more than three...
Via Mets360.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun With Mets Lineups

It looks like everyone is having a little fun with projected lineups the last few days, so I thought I’d toss my hat into the ring as well. I took a good look at player splits in designing mine and I also decided to use different variants based on left and right handed pitching. The numbers in parenthesis reflect each player’s split versus handedness. vs. Righties Curtis...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes signing completes the puzzle for Mets

The New York Mets made the World Series last fall for the first time since 2000, even though the result was still the same as 2000: a World Series loss. The offseason of questions and regret of what they could have done differently has the Mets hungry and motivated for the 2016 season to come. The window to win a championship is open for only so long, and with the team's signing...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $107.6 Million

With the New York Mets recently reaching pre-arbitration settlements with five of their eligible players, and the addition of free agent Alejandro De Aza to a one year deal worth $5.75 million dollars, here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($77.55 Million) David Wright – $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson – $16.0 Million Asdrubal...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey for $4.325 million and Ruben Tejada for an even $3 million. That leaves Lucas Duda, Jeurys...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores

MLB.com reporter Phil Rogers speculates that if the Mets were to consider dealing infielder Wilmer Flores, they may have a couple of willing trade partners in the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He writes: “Remember when no one thought the Mets had one shortstop? They’ve got three now, since signing Asdrubal Cabrera a few days after Terry Collins said Tejada and Flores...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Nine Mets Officially File For Salary Arbitration

As expected, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Addison Reed, Ruben Tejada,Carlos Torres, and Neil Walker all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. The Mets have a long history of settling with their players and avoiding arbitration hearings which are set to begin in February. Arbitration Projections...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mets need a healthy David Wright

Without signing Yoenis Cespedes, the lineup for the Mets will put a lot of confidence in David Wright to make up for the loss of Cespedes. Unfortunately, the captain has been injured over the past couple of years, and has played in over 120 games two times in the past five years. The health concerns for Wright in 2016 have provided the Mets with a need to add depth, which is exactly...
Via Mets360.com
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets Tender Contracts To All Their Arbitration-Eligible Players

The New York Mets have tendered contracts to all eight players eligible for arbitration, the team just announced. Ruben Tejada and Addison Reed were the only two players really on the bubble, but both will be back next season. (Updated 12/2) Arbitration Eligible Ruben Tejada – $1,880,000 ($2.5M) Lucas Duda - $4,200,000 ($6.8M) Addison Reed – $4,875,000 ($5.7M) Carlos Torres –...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Plan To Tender Contracts To All Their Arbitration-Eligible Players

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender or non-tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The New York Mets have eight players eligible for arbitration and according to Marc Carig of Newsday they plan to tender offers to all of them. However, he cautions, nothing is final yet. I know what you’re thinking… You’re thinking what about the hundreds of posts...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
November 30, 2015  |  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
November 30, 2015  |  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
November 19, 2015  |  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

In wake of Tejada injury, MLB examining rules on slides

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) After watching Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada carried off the field with a broken leg during the playoffs when the Dodgers' Chase Utley upended him, Major League Baseball is examining whether to adopt a rule eliminating slides not directly at bases on force plays. The discussion comes two years after MLB banned home-plate collisions. Central baseball officials...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2015  |  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 on possible...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Shortstops Mets Could Potentially Deal For

The buzz is that the New York Mets are still looking for improvement at shortstop. They currently have Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada there and honestly neither of them are bad options, the duo ranked 10th in Wins Above Replacement in MLB last season. But baseball is now entering a golden age for young shortstops like the Astros’ Carlos Correa, Indians’ Francisco Lindor, Cubs’ Addison...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Offseason Target: Alexei Ramirez

Last winter, in the offseason of 2014, the New York Mets pressing need was a shortstop. In 2015, the same need exists. This season, the Mets platooned Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores at shortstop. Both players had adequate seasons, but left much to be desired at the end of the day. Tejada has been with […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets injured SS Tejada says Utley's takeout slide was dirty

NEW YORK -- Ruben Tejada thinks Chase Utley's late slide that broke his right leg was dirty.Speaking about the play for the first time since Utley ended Tejada's season in Game 2 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets shortstop said he's no longer upset over it.Using a blue cane adorned with a Mets logo giving to him by the team's owners, Tejada hung...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Tejada on Utley's slide; Yost talks high heat

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the World Series, where the New York Mets will try to pull even with the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 on Saturday night (all times EDT): --- 6:45 p.m. Ruben Tejada thinks Chase Utley's late slide that broke his right leg was dirty. Speaking about the play for the first time since Utley ended Tejada's season in Game 2 of the NL Division Series against...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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