If Ruben Tejada does what he is capable of doing, the Mets will have a fine shortstop on their hands; one that fields his position exceedingly well, uses the whole field in the batter’s box and understands that he is not trying to replace Jose Reyes.
If the Mets keep pitching this way, those lowered expectations might have to be raised.
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez’s various romances have been front-page news in this town. Mark Sanchez has also gathered headlines, and tongues were wagging about Jeremy Lin as well.
The good vibes engendered by the settlement of the Madoff lawsuit continues. The cloud that had long encased the organization in doom and gloom had seemingly lifted, and manager Terry Collins felt quite pleased for the principals involved.
The Mets have talked often about a quick start to the season, a fast getaway to make everyone forget about payroll reductions and lowered expectations for the 2012 season. Well, the start better not mirror the first-half results thus far this spring.
David Wright is still not exactly right, but he will resume baseball activities at Mets camp Thursday.
David Wright’s left rib cage injury has been diagnosed as a muscle tear, but the New York Mets third baseman said he’ll be ready by opening day.
Whether he attempted to send a message to his team or simply lost control is up for interpretation, but what’s indisputable is that Terry Collins is not a happy camper at the moment.
Mets third baseman David Wright had an ultrasound-guided injection on Monday to his left rib-cage area. The former All-Star third baseman returned to New York on Friday to have his sore rib cage examined.
Mets reliever Tim Byrdak is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to CBSSports’ Jon Heyman.
Never let it be said that the Mets are lacking for drama. On an afternoon in which Johan Santana took another step toward Opening Day, the Mets announced that both David Wright and Tim Byrdak will miss more time.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday said he expects Wright will receive a cortisone shot. Wright will be checked Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Mets manager Terry Collins said after Saturday’s 8-2 loss to Washington’s split squad that Wright wasn’t ready to play yet.
Johan Santana is a pitching superstar, and that swagger is very important to a franchise that has not had much to puff their chest out about lately.
The Mets are playing it safe with Wright, who missed another exhibition Tuesday.