Tag: Ruben Tejada

Spring Training Recap: Mets 5, Cardinals 3

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 5, Cardinals 3

The Mets were home today at Tradition Field to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the mound to face Red Birds pitcher Shelby Miller. Behind a strong pitching performance from Dice-K and timely hitting, the Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-3 and improved their Grapefruit League record to 14-11. The Mets once […]

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Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

Let me first go on the record to say that I would much rather have Mets GM Sandy Alderson set an expectation of 90 wins, as opposed to, say, 90 losses. For teams that look to overachieve, the first step is believing you are better than you actually are. And when it was first reported, […]

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Collins, Tejada and the Mess at Shortstop

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Collins, Tejada and the Mess at Shortstop

There is a certain segment of the fanbase that will never give Terry Collins the benefit of the doubt. He certainly does not help himself when he does things like announcing to the media that Eric Young Jr. is his likely candidate for the lead-off spot, presumably to the detriment of fan-favorite Juan Lagares. But […]

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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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