Tag: Ruben Tejada

Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

There was a brief time in 2012, as Mets fans tried to recover from the loss of Jose Reyes, that Ruben Tejada seemed to have promise. With his recent struggles, and never-ending love/hate relationship projected upon him by Mets management, it is hard to remember those days. It makes me wonder: Where did Ruben Tejada […]

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Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

During a commercial break on my sports talk show a well-known New York sportswriter said to me, you know what’s wrong with Roberto Alomar? He has stage fright. It was July 2002. The New York Mets were in the middle of a free-fall. Alomar was being booed relentlessly. Stage fright? I thought as I put my […]

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It’s Time For Sandy To Resolve Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Time For Sandy To Resolve Shortstop Situation

If there’s anyone in Mets camp who is in desperate need of a change of scenery it’s Ruben Tejada. After the Mets shortstop committed an error and then sailed a throw to first base that kept the Mets from completing a double-play, the SNY booth had this exchange (courtesy of MetsBlog): Hernandez: “I’m beginning to think […]

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Wilmer Flores To Finally Start At Shortstop

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores To Finally Start At Shortstop

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, reports that Wilmer Flores is expected to start at shortstop early next week and It will mark his first time starting at the position in a game since 2011, when he played for St. Lucie. Wilmer Flores’ bat might be helpful for the bench if he can prove he is competent handling […]

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Featured Post: Time To Start Acting Like A 90 Win Team

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Time To Start Acting Like A 90 Win Team

We shall see if the New York Mets are capable of winning the 90 games that general manager Sandy Alderson believes they can. I like manager Terry Collins’ response to his players, that they should take it as a compliment. That’s one way to look at things. What else can he do now that his boss […]

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Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

Team sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets are planning to have reliever Carlos Torres break camp with the big-league roster. The right-hander is out of options, meaning he would need to clear waivers to be sent to the minors. After a solid season for the Mets in 2013, there’s no chance he wouldn’t […]

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Latest On Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says nothing’s changed at the shortstop front for the Mets and updates us on the latest regarding Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin. Stephen Drew Executives I have spoken with say the Mets have indicated they will not add significantly to their 2014 payroll. Thus, while Drew’s asking price has fallen, it […]

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Mets On Tap: Syndergaard To Start Against Braves

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets On Tap: Syndergaard To Start Against Braves

One of the bright spots for the New York Mets this spring is pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, who is coming off a two-inning, five-strikeout performance in last Thursday’s intrasquad game. Today, he’ll face the Atlanta Braves at the Disney complex near Orlando. “I kind of shocked myself a little bit,’’ Syndergaard said of his intrasquad outing. […]

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Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

MMO and Amazin Avenue contributor, Jeffrey Bellone, posted a chart of where Seattle’s Nick Franklin would have placed among the top Mets shortstops in WAR in franchise history. Amazingly, Franklin’s production came in about 250 less plate appearances than the average of the other nine top seasons. An argument could be made that in a […]

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