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Photos (and thought) from PSL: Flores and Tejada still don’t look great on infield

Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com   I want to believe in Wilmer Flores, and I think he’ll be fine, but it’s so clear watching him and Ruben Tejada that neither is an ideal option in the field. Tejada is more natural, obviously, …
Mets 360 Feb 28, 2015

There may still be hope for Ruben Tejada

Ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes made a small bit of news this week when he was critical of Ruben Tejada‘s inability to lock down the starting shortstop job. Specifically, Reyes insinuated that perhaps Tejada simply had not put in the required…Read more →Related Posts:Comparing Lucas Duda and the rest of the Mets’…What do the Mets have in Jonathon Niese?Eric Young, Jr. is a pretty good leadoff hitterThe 2013 Mets were worse than you thoughtIs Jonathon Niese the new ace?
Newsday Feb 28, 2015

Terry Collins has no problem with Jose Reyes' comments about Ruben Tejada

Terry Collins said he took no issue with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, who in an interview with Newsday slammed the work ethic of his one-time teammate, Ruben Tejada.
New York Daily News Feb 28, 2015
Mets' Ruben Tejada responds to Jose Reyes' criticism

Mets' Ruben Tejada responds to Jose Reyes' criticism

Jose Reyes told a reporter that he was disappointed that Tejada had not taken the Mets' starting shortstop job and run with it.
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 27, 2015

Jose Reyes criticizes Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada for not keeping starting job

Jose Reyes had some unkind words Friday for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, an old teammates.

Ex-Met Jose Reyes critical of Ruben Tejada

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Ex-Met Jose Reyes indicated Friday that Ruben Tejada blew his chance at being the Mets' long-term shortstop. Tejada Reyes "Something's wrong. Every time I talk to him I try to give him some advice," Reyes told Anthony Rieber in Newsday. "What can I do? I try to push him to do stuff. I don't know if he gets it or not. ... He had the opportunity to be the everyday shortstop for a long time there in New York. You have to work, man.
MetsBlog Feb 27, 2015

Jose Reyes critical of Ruben Tejada not earning everyday SS job

Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes is disappointed to see Ruben Tejada miss his chance to take hold of the starting shortstop job for the Mets when he had the chance, he told reporter Anthony Reiber (Newsday, Feb. 27).…
Newsday Feb 27, 2015

Jose Reyes critical of Ruben Tejada not earning Mets' everyday shortstop job

During what turned out to be his final season as the Mets shortstop in 2011, Jose Reyes tried to prepare Ruben Tejada for the task of being his replacement.

Herrera's promotion brought tears, disbelief

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Second baseman Dilson Herrera should be ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas to open the season, where he likely will form a double-play combination with Matt Reynolds. Still, Herrera left more than a favorable impression with the Mets after receiving an Aug. 29 call-up to the majors, which coincided with Daniel Murphy landing on the disabled list with a right-calf strain. At 20 years, 179 days old, Herrera became the youngest Met to debut since Ruben Tejada and Jenrry Mejia on April 7, 2010.

TC: On time would be late for Tejada

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Terry Collins continued to label Ruben Tejada in the shortstop race Tuesday, even though that appears a stretch designed to motivate Tejada. Ruben Tejada #11 SSNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM119 HR5 RBI34 R30 OBP.342 AVG.237 More interestingly, Collins essentially acknowledged that Tejada had to attend the voluntary workouts leading up to camp in order to be on a footing at least technically comparable to Wilmer Flores.

Terry says it’s open competition at SS

Motivating Ruben Wilmer Flores is clearly the frontrunner to be the starting shortstop, but Collins said he believes it’s an open competition with former starter Ruben Tejada. Collins said Tejada is in much better shape than he has the last …

Collins: Tejada in shortstop competition*

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson already has made it perfectly clear that Wilmer Flores is the No. 1 shortstop. Still, Terry Collins is determined to at least give the appearance of a competition with Ruben Tejada. Ruben Tejada #11 SSNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM119 HR5 RBI34 R30 OBP.342 AVG.237 “I know he can play second base. I’m going to give him a fair amount of chance to win that shortstop job,” Collins insisted.

Collins pays Ruben Tejada a compliment

Ruben Tejada #11 SSNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM119 HR5 RBI34 R30 OBP.342 AVG.237 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Collins has been harsh in his comments regarding Ruben Tejada in past spring trainings. The manager has implied that reporting on time is late and has lamented about Tejada not being more vigilant during past offseasons in training. Well, after the first workout involving pitchers and catchers on Saturday, Collins paid Tejada a compliment.
Rotoworld Feb 11, 2015

Tejada could start at SS for Niese's starts - Ruben Tejada (SS) New York Mets

Ruben Tejada could get playing time at shortstop during Jon Niese's starts this season.

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