Tag: Ruben Tejada

The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

It sounds like the Mets won’t be adding Stephen Drew to hold down the shortstop position next season. Sandy Alderson also noted that Ruben Tejada could be the Mets’ shortstop when the season starts in 2014. Mets’ Twitter broke out into a panic when this news broke at around 6:15pm on the first night of […]

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Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season

Last week, in his conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it was conceivable that Ruben Tejada could be the opening day shortstop. He said he had reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop, but that the market was very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta. After arriving to the […]

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Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena had his showcase this weekend in the Dominican Republic and Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com spoke to one scout who was on hand and told him this: “He’s what you’ve been reading. He’s a very good defensive player. His glove is very close to the big leagues. The bat, you kind of think he’s […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Granderson Is In The House… What’s Next?

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Granderson Is In The House… What’s Next?

A Fan Shot by Kevin Belickis Curtis Granderson is a Met. I like the sound of that. Now that the Mets have completed their outfield for the foreseeable future (this is assuming Cesar Puello steps in next year to unseat Chris Young, and stick for a while) what comes next? Many will argue the starting rotation. […]

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In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

According to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera, the Mets have expressed interest in journeyman relief pitchers Víctor Garate and Armando Galarraga. To fully appreciate how earth-shattering this news is, you must first know that Garate last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, and had a 22.50 ERA. Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012, […]

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MMO Mailbag: Checking In With D-Backs On Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Checking In With D-Backs On Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings

Mike asks… Just wondering what you think it would take to get one of Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings from the Arizona Diamondbacks? They seem to have a surplus at shortstop as well as outfield. So what kind of a package would you hope the Mets could work out? Teddy replies… To Sir Mike, I […]

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Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

Updated by Joe D. In the conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it’s conceivable that shortstop could be filled by Tejada or otherwise internally. He said he has reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop and said that the market is very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta… […]

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Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John […]

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Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a […]

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MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

Kevin D. asks… It seems that you are the only one among your writers that didn’t like the Chris Young signing. He is an all star who took less money to come to the Mets and is still young with a lot of upside. I don’t understand what you don’t like about him and even […]

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