Tag: Ruben Tejada

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Tejada, Agree To $1.1 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Tejada, Agree To $1.1 Million Deal

The Mets avoided arbitration with shortstop Ruben Tejada and signed him to a reported one-year deal for $1.1 million according to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger. That leaves six more players, and odds are the Mets will reach an agreement with all of them. Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy,Bobby Parnell and Eric Young Jr.. all filed for salary arbitration. Tejada, 24, […]

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Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

Agent Scott Boras is not giving up on finding a deal for Stephen Drew and denies that his market is virtually non-existent. According to Peter Gammons, last winter, the Yankees wanted to sign Stephen Drew, but were told he would only play shortstop. So he ended up with Boston. But this week Scott Boras dropped […]

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Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

JetsMets13 asks… I really love your site! Can you answer me a question? When the offseason started Sandy Alderson said that we would probably acquire significant players mostly through trades rather than the free agent market. But then he signed Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson. Does that mean we shouldn’t expect any trades? Joe D. […]

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Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

The Major League Baseball Players announced that  Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada all filed for salary arbitration today. The Mets can still settle with one or more of these players before their hearing, but once it goes to arbitration, an arbitrator will choose only one of the two figures exchanged by the […]

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Why The Mets Need To Sign Drew

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why The Mets Need To Sign Drew

2013 was a lost year for Mets starting shortstop Ruben Tejada. He missed significant time due to injuries, and he struggled to produce when he was on the field. In 208 at bats last season, he hit just .202 with no home runs and a .259 on base percentage. While I believe Tejada is a […]

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Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

The New York Mets ranked eleventh out of fifteen National league teams in runs scored with 619.  Ironically enough, they also ranked eleventh in home runs.  Hitting the long ball has been a struggle the past few seasons for players not named David Wright.  Some may point to David’s 18 home runs last season as […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

Daniel Murphy was in the Port St. Lucie locker room. His eyes were closed and he was in a deep meditation, envisioning a perfect swing, perfect contact, and a line drive hit to the opposite field to drive in the game winning run. He was distracted from his meditation by a disturbing sound. Someone was […]

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Giving Ruben Tejada A Shot At Redemption

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Giving Ruben Tejada A Shot At Redemption

I was on the phone the other day with a friend who is a die-hard Met fan like the rest of us. We got around to talking about the addition of Chris Young and we argued about the signing which he absolutely loved, but me not so much. He brings up all the what-if scenarios […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

All was quiet in Port St. Lucie until, all of a sudden and without warning, Daniel Murphy heard a cry for help. He rushed from his locker, where he was oiling his glove and daydreaming of hitting .300 and an All-Star appearance in front of the home crowd, to find his teammates in stunned surprise, […]

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FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs just posted their 2014 ZiPS projections for the Mets. Here are this year’s results for Mets hitters: For pitcher projections visit FanGraphs here. Takeaways: It looks like they have Chris Young producing at about the same level as Curtis Granderson who came in much lower than what I would have expected. David Wright seems poised for […]

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