Feb 28, 2015, 7:25 PM EST
Ruben Tejada has been something of a lightning rod, and he recently received criticism from a former teammate and mentor.
Dec 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EST
Ruben Tejada out, Wilmer Flores in.
Nov 13, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
This time it’s Jon Niese who gets the treatment.
Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 PM EST
The Mets will be without their seven-time All-Star the rest of the way.
Jul 8, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
There were fireworks in the 11th inning in Washington last night, but there were also five shutouts around the bigs as the new era of the pitcher continues.
Jun 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EST
Marcell Ozuna saved the Marlins with a game-ending throw to home plate to nail Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
May 31, 2014, 9:40 PM EST
Ruben Tejada shocked the baseball world by homering on Saturday against the Phillies.
May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EST
Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.
May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EST
Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude
Apr 24, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
Michael. Hey, Michael. You got a little, um . . . no, the other side. Yeah, good. You got it.
Apr 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EST
After being benched Friday, Ike Davis played hero for the Mets on Saturday afternoon by slugging a walk-off grand slam.
Mar 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EST
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Cardinals are shopping shortstop Pete Kozma, who is currently on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot with the defending National League champions. Rubin says the Mets probably aren’t interested because Kozma is “not really” an upgrade over projected starting shortstop Ruben Tejada.…
Mar 15, 2014, 10:10 PM EST
With about two weeks to go until the start of the regular season, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales still remain unemployed. Both players rejected $14.1 million qualifying offers from the Red Sox and Mariners, respectively, hoping to sign big, multi-year contracts, but it never happened. Meanwhile, players like Nelson Cruz and Ervin Santana,…
Mar 13, 2014, 7:52 AM EST
The Mets shortstop situation is still in flux. Or a mess. Or a tire fire. Or is being overly-focused upon because nothing else is going on. Take your pick. Just know that it’s what everyone who goes to Port St. Lucie is talking about. The latest being John Harper of the Daily News. Who, after noting…
Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…
Feb 27, 2014, 10:30 AM EST
It’s been a while since Carlos Beltran played for the Mets, but he apparently remembers it well. Indeed, he’s seeing echoes of some of the stuff that happened to him happen to Ruben Tejada. Specifically: anonymous sources speaking ill of the player to the media. Beltran doesn’t like it: “Anonymous?” Beltran said. “Come on. Anonymous?…
Feb 25, 2014, 8:50 AM EST
Ruben Tejada was supposed to have been up at some complex in Michigan this offseason getting into The Best Shape of His Life or something close to it. Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports, however, that the Mets aren’t too happy with what they’re seeing: Ruben Tejada still isn’t working out for the…
Feb 24, 2014, 8:00 PM EST
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported last week that the Mariners were likely to trade either Nick Franklin or Brad Miller by Opening Day and speculated that the Mets could make a play for one of them. Well, he was told by a “Mets insider” today that the team does indeed see a possible…
Jan 30, 2014, 8:45 PM EST
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has downplayed the possibility of the club signing free agent Stephen Drew, but there could be an unexpected in-house threat to Ruben Tejada for playing time at shortstop. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Alderson said in a phone interview that he hasn’t ruled out Wilmer Flores as a possibility:…
Jan 18, 2014, 2:15 PM EST
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have re-signed infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal. Quintanilla fell into significant playing time with the Mets last season, as starting shortstop Ruben Tejada was basically a forgotten man following a quad injury in May. However, the 32-year-old did next to nothing with…
Jan 15, 2014, 9:10 PM EST
MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets and shortstop Ruben Tejada have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million. Unless he ramps up his production with the bat, Tejada is a likely non-tender candidate either next off-season or after the 2015 season in his second and third years of arbitration eligibility. Due…
Jan 5, 2014, 12:34 PM EST
The Mets are interested in upgrading over current shortstop Ruben Tejada and have been in contact throughout the winter with free agent Stephen Drew, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is hearing that it’s more of a “possibility” than a “probability” that an agreement is reached with the Scott Boras client. Mets management is…
Dec 29, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
Marc Carig, beat writer at Newsday, shares this scoop: The Mets remain in contact with Scott Boras, the agent for shortstop Stephen Drew, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. But the source likened the situation to the Mets’ pursuit of outfielder Michael Bourn late last winter. Bourn ultimately landed with the Indians,…
Dec 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EST
There’s been a lot of speculation this winter about free agent shortstop Stephen Drew potentially landing with the Mets, but the team has publicly thrown their support behind Ruben Tejada in recent weeks. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi is the latest example, saying on WEEI’s “Hot Stove Show” that the team is happy with the…
Dec 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EST
Speaking to the media earlier today, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he expects to start the 2014 season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop, tweets Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The Mets were reportedly interested in Jhonny Peralta before he signed with the Cardinals. With Stephen Drew leading the class of remaining free agent shortstops, the…
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