Tag: Ruben Tejada

The 2013 Mets: Buyer Beware!

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Mets: Buyer Beware!

If you’ve found yourself uninspired about the 2013 New York Mets.  If you’ve been looking for a reason to get excited about this season. If you’ve been looking for a solitary reason to believe.  Well, the Mets’ 11-2 Opening Day demolition of the San Diego Padres was exactly what you needed. How could you not […]

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Niese Aces It; Offense Rocks In Mets’ Opening Day Rout

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Aces It; Offense Rocks In Mets’ Opening Day Rout

How appropriate. It was overcast for much of the day, but shortly after this afternoon’s 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres, it started to rain on Citi Field. If there could be universal laws in baseball, is it isn’t supposed to rain on Opening Day and the home team has to win. Let the […]

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Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

Daniel Murphy passed the audition and said it was worth the risk. Murphy, playing for the first time in a major league game this spring because of a strained right intercostal muscle, singled in three at-bats against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, played five innings and declared himself ready for Opening Day. Had he kept playing minor league games […]

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Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

ESPN New York’s Mark Simon got a chance to talk to Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, and the two of them discussed the team’s infield defense. I highlighted what Teufel had to say about some of the Mets infielders, but you should check out the entire article here. UZR & Defensive Metrics “I embrace […]

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As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team. There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing. In most camps, positions and batting orders are set […]

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Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

A few years from now, or perhaps in July, this battery could be a big deal. Matt Harvey and Travis d’Arnaud represent the Mets’ future, and today they provided a glimpse. Harvey, already in the rotation, gave up two runs in 5.1 innings and was backed by two hits and two runs scored by d’Arnaud in a […]

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Terry Collins’ No-Win Situation

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now […]

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

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Mets Willing To Deal Murphy or Tejada, Plus Montero, Fulmer or Syndergaard For Upton?

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Deal Murphy or Tejada, Plus Montero, Fulmer or Syndergaard For Upton?

While the Mets try to make do with an outfield made up of what would likely be utility outfielders on most other teams, John Harper of the Daily News sheds some new details on the Mets’ failed pursuits of Justin Upton and Michael Bourn. Regarding Upton, the Mets were hoping he would just fall in […]

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Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

THE GAME: Ruben Tejada hit a two-run homer and Collin Cowgill drove in a run with double as the Mets won their exhibition opener, 5-3, over Washington. One game does not a spring training make, but if you’re going to play the games it is better to win them. WHEELER IMPRESSIVE: Zack Wheeler wowed them in his first appearance […]

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