Omar Quintanilla is being DFA’d. But this could be more about embattled infielder Ruben Tejada, who figures to see more time on the pine while the Mets get a look at Flores.
Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
It looks like it’ll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.
Ruben Tejada was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Anthony Recker hit a walk-off three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Pfisterer.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer off Gonzalez Germen in the sixth inning, and the Marlins beat the Mets 10-7 Monday to improve to 5-0 against their NL East rival in spring training.
“In New York, it doesn’t matter what it is, everything’s a story, and they want to know everything about it. It turns into a big ordeal. Stuff that doesn’t even matter.”
Typical Mets. Stephen Drew’s price tag is too high? Don’t pay. The timing of the signing would force them to give up a draft pick? Don’t sign until he comes for free.
Three errors in six games. One hit in 15 at-bats. Ruben Tejada came into spring training with something to prove. But so far all he’s done is fuel the naysayers.
Mets captain David Wright is taking a swing at the person who criticized shortstop Ruben Tejada under the shield of anonymity earlier this week.
Ruben Tejada could be in the Mets’ doghouse after yet again showing up to spring training out of shape, according to the New York Post.
All eyes were waiting for the ball to explode out of Noah Syndergaard’s hands, and the young prospect on the fast track with the Mets didn’t disappoint. As manager Terry Collins put it, “wow.”
While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.
Tejada lost his job as the team’s starting shortstop last year, when he was demoted to the minors during an injury-plagued season. But assuming he’s healthy, he’s in line to start again.
Tejada received the team’s final call-up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 10. One day earlier and he would have been eligible for free agency following the 2016 season.
As far as free agents go, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are the cream of the shortstop crop, but they will be in heavy demand and will likely command top dollar. A cheaper option is 36-year-old Rafael Furcal.