Tag: Ruben Tejada

Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

We’ve all heard the jokes about the Mets sending Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda to do some offseason training this Winter, AKA Fat Camp. However, the truth is that the placed is a state of the art facility that gets their athletes stronger, faster and more focused on their physical performance. Tim Rohan […]

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Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

As each day passes, Ruben Tejada becomes more and more likely to be the man at shortstop come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson finally put the kibosh on the idea of the Mets signing Stephen Drew earlier this week, calling the potential move ‘unlikely’. Reports indicated a willingness by New York to negotiate a one-year deal […]

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Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

As we close in on February and closer to the start of Spring Training, here’s my take on what our Lineup, Bench, Rotation and Bullpen should be to open the season. Note: This is not what I think will happen, but what I would do if I were making the decisions. Starting Lineup 1. Chris Young, RF […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

Mark Herrmann of Newsday, was in Virginia Beach last night where David Wright held his annual charity fundraiser for a Children’s Hospital near his hometown. He had a chance to talk to reporters about the upcoming season, recent acquisitions, and his thoughts on the direction of the team. “I think Sandy will be the first one to tell you […]

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A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

It’s a signing waiting to happen. After months of posturing, months of Hot Stove positioning, the coals are getting warm and spring training will soon begin. As of yet, no major league team has signed Stephen Drew to play shortstop for the 2014 season. Will they sign him or will they pass? Speculation has raged […]

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Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, dished a little about the state of the Mets infield, an infield that looks to be returning intact. Adam Rubin caught up with Teufel on Tuesday night at the B.A.T. Dinner in Manhattan. Teufel joked about the “Who’s On First” controversy with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda expected to […]

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Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

The Mets and Lucas Duda have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million to avoid arbitration according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Duda had requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets had countered at $1.35 million. Mets Arbitration Summary: Lucas Duda - $1.6375 million Dillon Gee - $3.625 million Daniel Murphy – $5.7 million, […]

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Mets Announce They Have Re-signed Omar Quintanilla

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce They Have Re-signed Omar Quintanilla

The Mets officially announced they have re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The club had non-tendered Quintanilla earlier this offseason. Quintanilla played the majority of games at shortstop after claiming the job from Ruben Tejada once he was injured, and then ended up staying the starting shortstop for […]

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Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

With Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis and Eric Young Jr all in tow for next season after settling with the Mets and avoiding arbitration, here is the most up to date payroll projection: 2014 Contracts: David Wright $20M Curtis Granderson $13M Bartolo Colon $9M Chris Young $7.25M Jonathon Niese $5M Ruben Tejada $1.1M Ike Davis $3.5M Eric Young Jr. $1.85M Subtotal: […]

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