“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”
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.
This is the kind of thing that has to drive the Mets fan crazy.
Calling the New York Mets a “marquee franchise,” new players’ union head Tony Clark is paying attention to the team’s payroll.
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.
“I said it was unlikely that we would sign another major free agent,” Alderson said. “I think that’s still the case.”
If the price is right, the Mets could have a new shortstop this season. The problem is the price hasn’t been right for some time now. So, at least for the time being, get used to the idea of Ruben Tejada.
The Mets have made an offer to free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, WFAN host Mike Francesa said on the air on Tuesday.
If the Yankees sign Drew, he won’t start at shortstop — Jeter certainly isn’t moving positions. The 30-year-old could move over to third base — or even second — though he’s only played shortstop in his eight-year career.
The Yankees have $22 million extra to spend, which comes at the right time for the Bombers — as they’re targeting Masahiro Tanaka.
The Yankees have to be thrilled that they won’t have to deal with the distraction that would have come with Alex Rodriguez every waking second of next season. And, oh yeah, they just got an additional $25 million to play with, too.
Drew, who is represented by agent Scott Boras, declined Boston’s one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer in November. New York would have to surrender only its third-round pick if it signed Drew.
I don’t want to hear the argument that the Mets already have three first basemen. Yes — Davis, Duda and Satin are all on the roster. The only problem is that none of them are very good.
Looking at the current market and the cost it takes to acquire available shortstops via free agency or trade — it may have been best for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to retain Reyes.