Friday, May 20, 2016


Great article by Greg Prince  on the life and times (and departure) of Ruben Tejada.

 I was a Tejada fan so I think his talent peaked at an early age and what you saw is what you got with him.  Not great, but solid in the field , could work out a walk, very little pop,  though he seemed to be a good guy. At least, he made it to a playoff even though he will become a footnote in playoff history, for receiving a broken leg.  Nonetheless, there is always a little sadness when someone goes that you rooted for over a period of time. But that's the business of the game.

David Wright makes Spring debut tonight.  And it's about time. Whether he is ready for Opening Day is debatable at this point , however, he says he will be, and, it's always good to see the Captain on the field.

I have no problem with Matt Harvey getting the nod for Opening Day.  He is the"ace" of the staff, has been having a good spring and deseves the honor.  Now go and show us what you are made of.

On the injury front:  Yoenis Cespedes is okay, Cabrera looks like he will be okay for the opener, Wheeler threw off a mound, and Edgin is throwing batting practice and feeling better.

By the By:  This is the month for books on the Mets

When Shea was Home by Brett Topel
Amazin Again: How The 2015NY Mets Brought The Magic Back To Queensby Greg Prince
Kings Of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With The '86 Mets by Erik Sherman ( March 22)

And in April
Down On The Korner: Ralph Kiner and Kiner's Korner by Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin

Great reads all, go check them out.

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