Wright will unquestionably retrieve the starting job when — if — he returns. But for now, Tejada has another opportunity to rise to the occasion and prove himself.
Mets fans don’t forget. You saw that firsthand on Monday afternoon. During introductions on opening day at Citi Field, head trainer Ray Ramirez was loudly booed.
After getting six straight outs last week in his first appearance following elbow surgery, the Mets’ ace allowed two runs and six hits over 2 2-3 innings Wednesday in a 7-4 loss to the Marlins.
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
The Mets are right back where they started. Wilmer Flores appears to be the team’s starting shortstop heading into spring training.
Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.
Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
“We’ll play to tie another time,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’ve got to win this game. We’re short pitching, we’re short on the bench. We don’t have a lot of moves if we go extra innings.”
So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
According to a report, not only will the Mets entertain offers for veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon, but they will look to upgrade at both shortstop and left field.
Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, Curtis Granderson hit a tying homer in the eighth and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Monday night.
The Red Sox have signed Stephen Drew to a one-year deal, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Wilson Ramos drove in four runs and Ian Desmond homered to help Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday.
The New York Mets suddenly rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against Philadelphia’s improvised bullpen, then ended a five-game skid by beating the Phillies 5-4 Sunday on Ruben Tejada’s single in the 11th.