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The Mets may demote Ruben Tejada

May 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after he was picked off second base by Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

Last week the Mets were rumored to be mulling a demotion for Ike Davis. This week the target is Ruben Tejada. Andy Martino quotes one “high-ranking Mets source” that it has been discussed. The only thing that may be holding it up at the moment are roster construction issues, as his most likely replacement — Omar Quintanilla — is not on the 40-man.

Tejada is hitting .209/.269/.264 and made a couple of lackadaisical plays last night.  So you have to figure he’s on thin ice.

  1. adenzeno - May 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    I have been a Tejada fan for a while, but this year he is pretty bad. Bad D, no hitting, never been a fast/great baserunner..Last night, right before he was picked off 2nd, Ron and Keith were talking about how the Yankees would probably try a pickoff ….He is almost ( or is) the type of player that keeps you mediocre, just talented enough that you think he will get better, so you dont explore riskier options…

    • dohpey28 - May 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      His defense has been really good the last 40 games or so, I think he’s made 1 error or something like that. He is an 8 hitter, but on this terrible offensive team he’s forced to bat lead off. He has been terrible with the bat, no defending that, he is hitting everything in the air. On a good team, he’s your everyday SS and 8 hitter, on the Mets he’s going to be a scape goat for the terrible outfield they throw out there everyday.

      • dohpey28 - May 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        He and Ike where also told last night before the game that they where days away from being demoted. Can’t blame a guy for being a little shook up by that, still not an excuse for being terrible last night, but at the same time understandable.

      • adenzeno - May 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        I agree that he is NOT a top of the order guy, and I did not know that he had been threatened wi demotion…

  2. chill1184 - May 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    The sad part is that the kid did well last season. He is considered a defense-first SS who can get on base a decent amount of time. To see him crash this hard is pretty sad

  3. gbditka - May 29, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    So Collins promotes Tejada from the 8 hole in the line-up to the leadoff spot while the organization is considering a demotion…makes perfect sense from what has been seen this year at Citi Field. Ike Davis is a class act but needs to get his head and swing back, for the sake of the organization and fan base, demote him and ease the poor guys stress. Bigger picture — how sad are the prospects in the Mets system if they have nobody to call up who could possibly perform better than Tejada & Davis?

  4. hojo20 - May 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Francesa is saying Davis is again close to being demoted.

  5. jhb64 - May 29, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    They should just send them both down before they play the marlins. It will not look good when they strike out against them.

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