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  1. David Wright shut down for the season with left shoulder inflammation

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    David Wright

    The Mets will be without their seven-time All-Star the rest of the way.

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:56 AM EST

    Manny Machado

    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.

  3. Play of the Day: Marcell Ozuna nails Kirk Nieuwenhuis at the plate to end the game

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    Marcell Ozuna saved the Marlins with a game-ending throw to home plate to nail Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

  4. Ruben Tejada follows Ben Revere’s lead, homers to end MLB’s longest drought

    May 31, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

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    Ruben Tejada shocked the baseball world by homering on Saturday against the Phillies.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EST

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    Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EST

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2014, 7:14 AM EST

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    Michael. Hey, Michael. You got a little, um . . . no, the other side. Yeah, good. You got it.

  8. Ike Davis powers Mets to victory with pinch-hit walk-off grand slam

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    After being benched Friday, Ike Davis played hero for the Mets on Saturday afternoon by slugging a walk-off grand slam.

  9. Cardinals shopping shortstop Pete Kozma

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EST

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    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.…

  10. Scott Boras says clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales still willing to wait for the right deal

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

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    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,…

  11. The Mets could solve their shortstop problem via a trade with the Diamondbacks

    Mar 13, 2014, 7:52 AM EST

    Mets shortstop Tejada cannot field an RBI hit by Twins' Plouffe in Minneapolis

    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…

  12. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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    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…

  13. Carlos Beltran doesn’t like Mets officials talking smack about Ruben Tejada

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

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    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?…

  14. The Mets aren’t happy with Ruben Tejada’s conditioning; could push them toward Drew

    Feb 25, 2014, 8:50 AM EST

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    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…

  15. The Mets could make a play for Nick Franklin

    Feb 24, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

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    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…

  16. The Mets haven’t ruled out Wilmer Flores at shortstop

    Jan 30, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

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    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:…

  17. Mets re-sign Omar Quintanilla

    Jan 18, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

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    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…

  18. Mets and Ruben Tejada avoid arbitration on one-year deal

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Mets shortstop Tejada cannot field an RBI hit by Twins' Plouffe in Minneapolis

    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…

  19. Mets “averse to anything three years or beyond” for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew

    Jan 5, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

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    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…

  20. Mets “remain in contact” with Stephen Drew

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:32 AM EST

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    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,…

  21. J.P. Ricciardi says Mets are happy with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    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…

  22. Sandy Alderson expects to start 2014 with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

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

    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…

  23. The Mets showed interest in Rafael Furcal, then reconsidered

    Nov 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported that the Mets had shown interest in free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal now that Jhonny Peralta is off the board and spending a lot of money on Stephen Drew is an unappetizing thought. Furcal is now 36 years old and missed all of the 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. It…

  24. Mets suffering from “sticker shock” on free agents

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

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    Ushering in a “new day” for the Mets is a bit more difficult than GM Sandy Alderson anticipated. Per Mike Puma of the New York Post on Twitter, the Mets are dealing with “sticker shock” in the current free agent market. Puma writes that the Mets were hoping to pursue free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta…

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